Marriage ruined by Rod Stewart’s soccer ball

Rod Stewart is known to be a huge soccer fan, and at his concerts he often kicks soccer balls out into the audience.

At a 1989 concert, a ball struck the hand of a woman in the audience, Patricia Boughton, who subsequently sued Stewart claiming the incident had permanently injured her middle finger.

Her husband later also filed suit, on the grounds that his wife's hand injury had led to the breakup of their marriage. He explained, "If she hit that hand on something it was all over. To get into sexual activity, it was very difficult... It was like walking around trying not to break something."

Stewart eventually settled the suit for $17,000, which was less than the Boughtons had been hoping for.

Lansing State Journal - Oct 11, 1992

However, Stewart didn't stop kicking balls at his concerts. And as reports, the injuries continued. At a 2002 concert, a man suffered a broken little finger after shielding his face from one of Stewart's balls. And another fan had his nose broken when it was hit by a soccer ball at a 2012 concert in Las Vegas.

In response to the lawsuits, Stewart has said that fans should know that his concerts are a "contact sport."

The video below shows Stewart kicking soccer balls at a concert.

     Posted By: Alex - Wed May 06, 2020
     Category: Lawsuits

I figured it was her ring finger, associating the marriage problem. Since it was her flip-off finger, that was really serious.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 05/06/20 at 04:47 PM
The video starts with the claim that he signs every ball, then shows him signing bunch of them—then shows him kicking entirely different balls into the audience.
Posted by crc on 05/07/20 at 03:17 AM
That's the reason outside shows have the singer kick a beach ball instead. Much softer.
Posted by Yudith on 05/07/20 at 05:49 AM
All the balls are signed and the reason for the beachballs were because of a leg injury. He has since had a knee replacement and has been advised not to do this anymore....thank God I have one .
Posted by Letitia on 05/07/20 at 10:53 AM

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