Morrissey forced to abandon encore at German gig following stage invasion – watch

Singer began encore in Essen before being escorted to safety by security

Morrissey left the stage before finishing his gig in Essen, Germany earlier this week after members of the audience invaded the stage. Watch footage from the gig now.

Stage invaders are a common occurence at Morrissey gigs but an encore starting with ‘Every Day Is Like Sunday’ was cut short on Monday and the singer escorted off stage by security after a number of audience members made their way on to the stage.

The encore of the gig at the Colosseum Theatre in Essen started with Morrissey saying, “Thank you. I’ve had a really good time anyway and I’d like to say thank you. In the words of the greatest Germans, ‘Remember me, forget my fate'” before starting to play the 1989 single. However, as the song began a number of people clambered onto the stage and security intervened.

This is the second time Morrissey has cut short a gig on his current European tour, having departed the stage mid-show after being heckled by a fan in Poland last week. According to event organiser Live Nation, Morrissey left because an audience member hurled “extremely offensive and chauvinistic” abuse at him.

The singer is due to play at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday (November 29).