Adam Levine, American pop-rock band Maroon 5 frontman, opened to the media and fans about the October 23 incident when a fan had suddenly jumped on stage and grabbed his arm.
Adam's fans worldwide had mixed opinions on the singer's reaction to the situation. The 42-year-old singer was caught in the situation while performing at the Hollywood Bowl. As per the reports of femalefirst.co.uk, he was singing the 'Sunday Morning' with his band at the Audacy's 8th Annual We Can Survive show when a female fan abruptly jumped on the stage and grabbed him.
Several videos were taken by the fans when the incident took place. In a viral TikTok video of the same event, Adam looked shocked and was seen shrugging off the fan while the security led her away. This gesture was later criticized by some fans.
Another video was shared where he was seen knocking over his mic stand and moving to another portion of the stage to carry on performing. Several fans had said that the singer could have been more "humble", but he has now taken to his Instagram Story to address the incident.
Here's what Adam has to say :
He said: "I have always been someone that loves, respect, worships our fans. Without our fans, we don't have a job - I say that all the time to our fans. To think that anyone would believe that I Thought our fans were beneath us or less than us makes my stomach turn. That's just not who I am, it's not who I've ever been.
"I just want you guys to know, I was really startled. And sometimes when you're startled, you have to shake it off and move on - because I'm doing my job up there."
He added that he "prides" himself on his role in the band, and his "heart" is the bond between the 'This Love' hitmakers and their audience.
He explained: "It's what I pride myself on, so I need to let you guys know what my heart is, and my heart is that connection that exists between the band performing on stage and the fans. I hope that we can all understand that."
Some fans have since come to his defence on social media urging others to stop siding with the person who got on stage.
They commented: "Nope. How about we stop defending people touching other people without consent."
Here's what happened :