Eminem's headlining performance at a Scottish festival on Saturday was
halted for 30 minutes while security pulled 45 injured fans from the surging
Police asked the rapper and his group, D12, to temporarily leave the stage
so they could restore order at the Gig on the Green event in Glasgow,
according to the Associated Press. None of the injuries was serious.
Eleven people were treated at local hospitals and released, police told the
AP. The others were treated at tents around the outdoor concert site.
Eminem was 15 minutes into his set when he was asked to stop performing.
During the 30-minute break, he pleaded with the crowd to stop surging. He
was then allowed to finish his set.
"Eminem and his band did all they could to help the situation and we are
grateful for his support," a spokesman for Strathclyde police told the
Glasgow's two-day Gig on the Green attracted 30,000 people on its first
day (August 25). Religious groups protested outside the festival over what
they called the "anti-Christian message" of headliners Marilyn Manson and
Eminem, the AP reported.