The “Death Disco” nearly became a real thing during Public Image Ltd.’s show Sunday night in Chile.
According to multiple reports, frontman John Lydon was performing with PiL at a venue called Blondie in Santiago when a spectator threw a glass bottle at the stage. It struck Lydon in the forehead, leaving the 60-year-old former Sex Pistols singer bloodied in the ordeal, but he carried on with a towel wrapped around his head and finished the show — much to the delight of the audience. A few fan-filmed video clips of the moment after Lydon was bloodied and PiL’s following performance can be seen below.
From the stage, Lydon called the perpetrator a “fucking coward”.
Afterwards, and with a duke to calm his nerves, the man formerly known as Johnny Rotten wrote on Facebook: “Glass attack last night at Santiago, Club Blondie in Chile. No reflection on the rest of the crowd. Great gig. It lives. Anyone got any more pictures?”