TRAVIS singer FRAN HEALY has revealed he was threatened by a drug addict during a surprise street concert.
The incident happened when the Glaswegian quartet were busking at Sauchie Hall Street on Tuesday.
As they were performing crowd favourite ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me?’, the addict approached the singer with a syringe and shouted: “Give me money, give me money for a fix.”
Despite being shaken by the incident, Fran kept his composure and carried on singing while the man walked off.
Speaking after the traumatic affair, the singer told the The Daily Record: “I just kept thinking, ‘Don’t stick that in me’. It was the maddest thing we’ve seen. I kept expecting to find a syringe stuck up my arse.”
During the set, the band performed songs from their forthcoming hits compilation including ‘Sing’, ‘Driftwood’, ‘Turn’, ‘Flowers In The Window’, and a cover of Britney Spears’ ‘Baby One More Time’.
The impromptu gig was set up to raise money for the Big Issue homeless charity.
Fran added: “It went really well and all the fans were great.”
Travis will continue with their tour, calling at:
Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (October 7)
Cambridge Junction (8)
Manchester Academy 2 (10)
Sheffield Leadmill (11)
Bristol Bierkeller (13)
London Mean Fiddler (14)
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