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Leona Lewis Attacked in London

10/14/2009 1:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

With tears still pouring down her face, pop star Leona Lewis left a book signing in London this afternoon -- after someone allegedly slapped the "Happy" singer in the face.

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Witnesses tell the BBC that someone "slapped" and "punched" the pop singer inside the Waterstone's Piccadilly Circus bookstore in front of a crowd of people.

Police tell TMZ they arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of assault and Lewis was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

A rep for Leona confirms the incident, telling us: "Leona was the victim of an unprovoked attack. The police were called immediately and medical attention has been sought. Leona is understandably shaken and apologizes to the fans she was unable to meet and complete signings."

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1.

rando    

FIRST......i think.

1779 days ago
2.

Urha Khunt    

Too many nuts on the street.

1779 days ago
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KELC    

Poor lady-I hope she is alright. Was there security at this place?

1779 days ago
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Warmcozy    

Oh, that's awful! Number 3 poster was right. "Too many nuts on the street." I'm glad she's physically OK, but what a horrible thing for her to go through.

1779 days ago
5.

Eric    

The video plz!

1779 days ago
6.

jfp    

never heard of her.....looks like a dark jerry lewis offspring.

1779 days ago
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SHEILAB_UK    

#8 I think your on the wrong page?
LEONA IS FROM THE UK AND WON THE XFACTOR.

1779 days ago
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doc murry    

and why couldnt she continue to sign books for the fans,,slap and punched,,,, big deal,,get up wipe the tears away and get back to work,,lazy ass movie stars...they use any excuse not to work

1779 days ago
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jaddedkitten    

Ok Who let Chris Brown in????

1779 days ago
10.

MamaGray    

Leona is an English Pop singer mentored by Simon Cowell. Won 3 Grammies. She seems like a lovely woman.

Her big hit is "Bleeding in Love." How ironic.

1779 days ago
11.

o rly    

Funny enough, her first & current single off her new album Echo is called "HAPPY" ...coincidence? I think not.

HAPPY SLAP SIMONE!

1779 days ago
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SHEILAB_UK    

Cant understand why this happened to Leon for just being a singer. That MURRAY is out there and nobody has slapped him for what he DID to MICHAEL.

1779 days ago
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Soso    

# 13. you are so funny I can't stop laughing. Who let Chris Brown in??? LOLLLL

1779 days ago
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Paul Harper    

KELC asked "was there security at the event?" - yes, when I was there slightly earlier than the attack there was a lot of security. But when the people getting books signed are right in front of her, there's little they can do in the split-second it takes to do this.

I bet he got several very large security people on him in a very very short time indeed.

1779 days ago
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xcalibur    

#14

YOU WISH RETARD!! SHE WAS NOMINATED FOR 3 GRAMMYS BUT WON NOTHING. HER BOOK SUCKS. THAT'S WHY SHE GOT TKO'D. BET YOU SHE PISSED SOMEONE OFF IN THE PAST. KARMA IS A BIOTCH!! JUST SAYING.

1779 days ago
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