Fan injury led to Pukkelpop suicide

Reports suggest Charles Haddon jumped fearing he had paralysed fan.
Charles Haddon, pictured here at Pukkelpop shortly before his death.
Charles Haddon, pictured here at Pukkelpop shortly before his death.

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It is now believed that Ou Est Lee Swimming Pool singer Charles Haddon, 22, jumped to his death at Belgiums Pukkelpop festival after fearing he had paralysed a female audience member.

Another band member told the London Evening Standard that Haddon unexpectedly dived into the crowd as they were about to walk off stage from their gig at the festival on Friday night.

An eyewitness also told the Standard: “As people were completely surprised by this, they jumped away instead of catching him. Apparently one girl couldn't get away and was seriously injured in the back.”

Amidst an angered crowd, Haddon was reportedly heard saying: “I hope she pulls through. I hope she will still be able to walk.”

The girl has been in hospital recovering from injuries to one leg and four vertebrae, but is expected to make a full recovery.

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