Slash Attacked Onstage In Italy

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June 11, 2010 | 5:42pm EST

Rocker SLASH has laughed off a stage invasion during a concert in Milan, Italy on Thursday night , insisting he’s fine but his guitar was broken in the fracas.
The guitar great was forced to halt his show when an over-zealous fan climbed onstage and tackled him as he started up a rendition of Guns ‘N Roses anthem Sweet Child O’ Mine.

The burly fan almost knocked the rocker over as he lunged at him and then was tackled off the stage by security.

Slash composed himself and tried to play on, but realized his guitar neck had been snapped and had to call for a replacement instrument.

After the show, the Velvet Revolver star said, “It was a rowdy crowd, for sure, but amazing. The guy who nailed me didn’t take me down but he busted my poor guitar. Ah well… it was a kick-a** rock show.”