Horrors frontman attacked in London

This week's NME cover star tells us all about it

The Horrors frontman Faris Badwan has been beaten up in London – and he told NME.COM he’s “never been so angry in his life”.

The singer was punched as he walked down Whitechapel Road in the east of the city at around 3am this morning (August 12).

Badwan who has been forced to make an emergency visit to the dentist today, told NME.COM that he has a chipped tooth and a bloody nose, but is as yet unsure as to whether his injuries will affect the band’s forthcoming recording schedule.


Recalling the incident, he said: “I was walking down Whitechapel Road, and this guy stopped said ‘Are you a boy or a girl?’ – then he said it again, and I told him where to go.

“After that he attempted a couple of punches, and got me with third one. I chipped a tooth. I had to sit in A&E for three hours.”

He added: “I don’t think I’ve ever been that angry in my life. I’m just furious. My nose is blocked up with blood, and I’m seeing the dentist today.

“We’re supposed to be recording next week, so we’ll see what he says and then take it from there.”

Badwan also told NME.COM that that he was delighted to be on the cover of this week’s NME – and earlier this week he got a reminder of his new-found fame right outside his doorstep.

He revealed: “I was coming out of my flat, and someone had been flypostering outside – and it was the cover of this week’s NME. So I saw a poster with my face on it, that certainly woke me up!”


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