Fighting Over The Drumstick
A fan and her husband filed a lawsuit against Rob Thomas June 6th after she was hit by a drumstick that a member of Thomas’ band allegedly threw into the audience during at 2005 show at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
Thomas, the frontman for Matchbox Twenty, was promoting his debut solo album, Something to Be, at the December 13, 2005, show.
The lawsuit, which was filed against Bidnis, Inc., d/b/a Rob Thomas Band, states that the drumstick injured Lisa Gelbard, 43, "about her face," causing her to sustain bodily injuries. Her attorney Walter "Skip" Campbell Jr. said she suffered a cervical herniated disk, according to the Miami Herald.
Gelbard’s husband, Dr. Steven Gelbard, also named as a plaintiff, suffered "the loss of his wife’s services, support, consortium and the care and comfort of her society," according to the suit.
The lawsuit was filed for negligence in allowing objects to be thrown into the audience and failing to warn fans of the "potentially dangerous conditions present at [Rob Thomas’] concert."
The complaint seeks damages in excess of $15,000 as well as costs, interests and trial by jury.