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Friday November 25, 2011

Calle 13 Lead Singer Denies Getting Attacked by Flying Cell Phone

Calle 13 Lead Singer Denies Getting Attacked by Flying Cell Phone

Photo: Calle 13 Not Attacked During Concert

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Rene “Residente” Perez, one-half of the Puerto Rican duo Calle 13, confirmed Friday that he was hit in the face by a cell phone during a concert in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz, but denied media accounts of an attack.

“A person threw me his cell phone to autograph it,” Residente said on Twitter, adding that “the damn cell phone hit me in the face because I didn’t manage to catch it. The poor guy was dragged out of the stadium.”

“For the future, if you want me to sign something, wait until I’m looking and expecting it before throwing it,” the singer advised fans. “Security could misinterpret it.”

Perez and musical partner Eduardo “Visitante” Cabra performed Thursday night before some 8,000 people at the Sonilum events center in Santa Cruz, Bolivia’s largest city.

Extra security measures will be taken for Calle 13’s concert on Saturday in La Paz, La Oreja promotors said.

The multiple-Grammy winners canceled Friday’s scheduled press conference in La Paz because Residente was feeling a little under the weather and decided to spend an additional day in Santa Cruz, La Oreja said.