The victim is seriously wounded after the incident in California...

A man was seriously wounded during a stabbing incident at an IRON MAIDEN show at the weekend.

The victim, an unidentified man of 38, sustained a punctured lung, and is now said to be recovering in a nearby hospital.

The incident occurred on Sunday at the Verizon Wireless Stadium in Irvine, California. According to press reports, a man rampaged through the crowd with a knife after a fight broke out. At present, details of the reasons behind the incident are unknown. Three other people sustained minor injuries following the attack.

The band are believed to be preparing a statement on the incident for release later in the week.

Iron Maiden‘s tour arrives in Britain later in the year.