Axl Rose has responded to recent reports that the singer accidentally smacked a woman with a microphone while they were performing in Australia, injuring her.

The frontman of Guns N’ Roses declared on Twitter on December 2 that he would stop throwing his microphone into the audience to end shows, as he has done for “over 30 years.”

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“It’s come to my attention that a fan may have been hurt at r show in Adelaide Australia possibly being hit by the microphone at the end of the show when I traditionally toss the mic to the fans,” Rose wrote. 

Rebecca Howe, a concertgoer, alleges she was struck in the face with Rose’s microphone while she was performing in Adelaide on November 29, leaving her with two black eyes and a bruised nose, according to a story published by the Adelaide Advertiser earlier in the week.

“If true obviously we don’t want anyone getting hurt or to somehow in anyway hurt anyone at any of r shows anywhere,” Rose added in the statement. “Having tossed the mic at the end of r show for over 30 years we always felt it was a known part of the very end of r performance that fans wanted and were aware of to have an opportunity to catch the mic.”

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“Regardless in the interest of public safety from now on we’ll refrain from tossing the mic or anything to the fans during or at r performances,” the singer added.

“Unfortunately there r those that for their own reasons chose to frame their reporting regarding this subject in a more negative n’ irresponsible out of nowhere light which couldn’t b farther from reality,” Rose noted. “We hope the public and of course r fans get that sometimes happens. A BIG THANKS to everyone for understanding.”