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Hootie --

Bodyguard TAKES OUT Crazy Fan

6/1/2011 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Like a jungle lion going after a kill ... Darius Rucker's musclebound security guard pounced on a fan who tried to rush the stage at a recent concert ... DROPPING the dude flat on his ass!!!
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Hootie was performing a beautiful rendition of his song, "History in the Making" in Boca Raton a few weeks ago ... when some schmuck decided to try to rush the stage (around 1:17 in the clip).

Out of nowhere, a sleeveless security guy flies in, takes the fan out and throws him off the stage -- while Hootie never misses a beat.

Those Darius Rucker concerts ... OUTTA CONTROL!!!!

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ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff    

IS HOOTIE EVEN RELEVENT ANYMORE? THEY SUCKED BACK IN THE DAY AND STILL DO....MAYBE THE ATTACKER WANTED HIS MONEY BACK FOR A CRAPPY PERFORMANCE......

1151 days ago
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Jen O.    

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! X D

1151 days ago
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Meanie    

Hootie is COMPLETELY relevant! Excellent voice, writes good songs... and doesn't need a f'g burlesque show full of dancers to make people GO to hear him play... actually play an instrument AND actually sing. Imagine that... able to play an instrument and actually CAN sing.

1151 days ago
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John    

hah it was Goldberg....

1151 days ago
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gimmeshelter    

I've seen shameless plugs before, but this so-called piece of 'news' has to be the MOST shameless. It's just too obvious that the entire scene is staged--the guy 'charging the stage', as well as the bouncer, couldn't have put on a more staged incident, all in the name of selling that song, which is what one has to listen almost all the way through in order to see the nothingness that happens. SHAME SHAME SHAME

1151 days ago
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john wayne gacy    

how could they possibly do that
to the ONLY fan at the concert ?

after all, he just wanted his money back ......

1151 days ago
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Gizmo    

Maybe the fan just wanted a Blow from a former Fish...Whats the problem?

1151 days ago
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DirtySouth    

Nice hit. If only the bodyguard could have let him get just a tad closer so he could run right through him and really knock him flat. Good hit, nonetheless. Dude will think again from now on. I wonder if his back teeth clicked when he went down.

1151 days ago
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PremiumSaltine    

Any singer now days that doesn't use a stupid auto-tune to the max is good in my book.

1151 days ago
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stangman    

Hey TMZ,

Darius Rucker is not Hootie. The band Hootie and the Blowfish was named for two guys (nicknames) neither of which were ever in the band.
Suggest you Wiki for more info LOL.

1151 days ago
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stangman    

Hey TMZ,

This IS NOT Hootie. You might want to have your writing staff do a basic check of the facts with Wiki before you they look like the amateurs they are.


From Wiki:

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1151 days ago
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jmk    

Darius Rucker has a successful country music career now. He has been mistakenly called 'Hootie' because he was the lead singer for the band, 'Hootie and the Blowfish', which was named after two guys who weren't even in the band. But I think TMZ was correct to call him 'Hootie' because that's how most people think of him!

1151 days ago
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Bee1    

I`ve loved Darius/Hootie since `Cracked Rear View', and loved them ever since.
You`re awesome Darius - love ya man!!!
But what makes Darius so awesome isn`t just the music - it`s how much he gives back to his home town in South Carolina.

1151 days ago
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MJFan4Life    

I'm from Nashville (live in Nashville) and I'm a big country music fan. Todays country music pretty much sucks with the exception of a few artist.

Darius Rucker is probably the best thing to happen to "Country" music recently.

1151 days ago
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Donna    

Love U Darius! Haven't seen you in a while. Still lookin' good my friend. Love that voice.

1151 days ago
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