Reggae singer Toots Hibbert cancels US tour, returns to Jamaica after being injured at concert

Associated Press

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Reggae singer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert has cancelled the remainder of his U.S. tour and returned home to Jamaica after getting hit in the head with a glass bottle during a show.

Spokeswoman Andrea Davis says Hibbert regrets the decision but he is still undergoing treatment and wishes to focus on his recovery.

The Grammy winner was struck by a vodka bottle thrown at him by an audience member during a May 19 concert in Richmond, Virginia. He was treated at a local hospital and released.

Police have said a 19-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault.

Davis says Hibbert returned to Jamaica on Tuesday.

Hibbert is best known as the leader of Toots & the Maytals, whose hits include "Pressure Drop" and "54-46 Was My Number."

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