Cast‘s drummer Keith O’Neill has posted an image of himself with facial injuries following an alleged assault at a gig at the weekend.
Violence is believed to have flared at the end of Cast’s concert at The Beachcomber Holiday Park Cleethorpes on Saturday night (November 21).
As well as posting the image of his two black eyes and a slight graze to his face on Instagram, O’Neill issued a statement on Twitter.
He wrote: “Here’s the results of the vicious beating I took from at least two security staff at Cleethorpes Beachcomber on Saturday night. All because I was merely trying to get my guests back into the dressing room to get some items signed.”
Here's the results of the vicious beating I took from at least 2 security staff at Cleethorpes… https://t.co/NOUWSapqst
— Keith O'Neill (@errkeith) November 23, 2015
Park director Richard Varley issued a statement to NME which confirms the contracted security firm have been suspended and a full investigation is being carried out.
“Following the regrettable incident at the Beachcomber on Saturday Night following a very successful gig, an incident involving Keith O’Neill of Cast took place,” the statement added.
“We are urgently carrying out a full investigation into what happened. We would like to stress that this process will take some time to complete properly, in the meantime our contracted security firm have been suspended until further notice. We at the Beachcomber would like to offer Keith O’Neill a speedy recovery and thank Cast for a fantastic evening up until the incident.”
The band are due to perform at Liverpool’s Philarmonic Hall for a special gig marking the 20th anniversary of their debut album ‘All Change.”
They will be backed by the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra for the show which takes place on December 5.