Ex-Metallica bassist experienced a first in his career when he was accidentally knocked off stage by a fan. Newsted was performing with his band of the same name in New York last week, when a fan got up on stage. The fan seemed to be attempting to stage dive, but ended up bumping in to Newsted instead, dragging them both to the ground.
The fan was escorted off by security staff while Newsted got back on the mic: "You know, no matter how many shows I’ve done, that just happened for the first time" Newsted said according to Metal Insider. Newsted appeared unhurt, and hopefully the incident didn't aggravate the back and shoulder problems that the musician has been dealing with in the past.