Lester-Chambers.comFormer Chambers Brothers frontman Lester Chambers was attacked on stage during a concert Saturday in Hayward, California, after he dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin on the same day that George Zimmerman, a neighborhood-watch coordinator who shot and killed the unarmed teenager in February 2012 in Sanford, Florida, was acquitted of ****** charges.
According to MercuryNews.com, Chambers had dedicated a rendition of Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready" to Martin at the Hayward/Russell City Blues Festival when a 43-year-old woman jumped on the stage and reportedly yelled "it's all your fault," then shoved the 73-year-year-old singer to the ground.
A friend of Chambers named Kurt Kangas told the newspaper that the woman, who's been identified as Dinalynn Andrews Potter, "had a crazed look in her eye," adding, "I saw the devil there."
Chambers was taken to a local hospital and treated before being released. MercuryNews.com reports that he currently is using a cane to help him walk. Andrews Potter, meanwhile, reportedly was ******** on a suspicion-of-battery charge and then was released from police custody, although a Hayward officer told the paper that she could eventually face more charges.
Lester's son Dylan posted a photo online showing his dad with a welt on his back. The image was accompanied by a message revealing that he suffered a bruised rib muscle and nerve damage. In addition, a picture of Lester ***** in a hospital bed and flashing a peace sign was uploaded to his own official Facebook page.
The singer also posted a message, saying, "I am sore all over. Beaten but not broken. I can't laugh, sing, hardly talk long or take a deep breath without chest pain. All my joints ache. My hips feel sore as can be."
He finished the note by declaring, "I WANT PEACE... PLEASE KEEP THE PEACE... LOVE PEACE AND HAPPINESS."
The Chambers Brothers are best known for their 1968 psychedelic soul classic "Time Has Come Today," which reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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