This is the shocking moment a rock singer head-butts a fan onstage after inviting him up when he caught him sleeping in the crowd.
Belarusian-Ukrainian rock musician and actor Sergei Mikhalok, 49, was performing a concert with his band Lapis-98 when he saw an audience member dozing off.
The singer-songwriter, who found fame with the Belarusian rock band Lyapis Trubetskoy, who were active between 1990 and 2014, was performing in the city of Poltava in the Ukraine where he now lives.
After reportedly catching the spectator sleeping, he invited him onstage, saying: “We give a little life, right?”
Mikhalok then asked to see the man’s ticket who went to leave the stage after taking out his guitar to perform a song with the band. After the man tried to leave, the singer allegedly head-butted him.
According to the news site Life, audience members began shouting unflattering comments to the singer, and accusing him of crossing a line.
In the footage, the victim is seen appearing onstage with a guitar in hand as the singer greets him and apparently invites him to centre stage to perform in front of the audience.
The singer asks to see the man’s ticket and he starts rummaging in his pockets while audience members grow restless.
After apparently being made to feel uncomfortable, the man picks up his guitar case and turns to leave, but the singer quickly grabs him and pulls him close.
Mikhalok then apparently head-butts the man in front of stunned band members and spectators, and the victim falls to the floor.
Audience members gasp and shout at the singer as two security guards drag the victim off stage.
The band then retakes their positions on stage to apparently continue the concert.
According to the news site Life, the victim was taken to hospital after the assault. Media outlet KP said the spectator suffered a broken nose.
Meanwhile, the local authorities have confirmed that they are investigating the singer for ‘hooliganism’.