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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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16.

Superman    

They need a better sound system. That was horrible.

1150 days ago
17.

JimmyCrapCorn    

Hootie can't sing no mo.

1150 days ago
18.

Utopia    

Hey Stangman. Get your facts straight. Darius Rucker is Hootie

1150 days ago
19.

Mike    

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!! He's relevent enough for YOU to be the first jack/a/s/s to make a stupid comment.

1150 days ago
20.

Lancelot    

who gives a ****?

1150 days ago
21.

DizzKid    

LOL! Nice!

1150 days ago
22.

Anonymous527496    

Lol.

1150 days ago
23.

Dolfannnn    

Saw him in Fort Myers a few weeks ago. Has THE most awesome voice. Sounds as perfect as he does on the radio - not a computer-generated fake singer. Hey maybe the quality of this recording isn't so great because it was taped by a PHONE??? Notice him grinning after this happened. Probably quite surprised that a dude would rush the stage at a small, laid-back venue like Boca.

1150 days ago
24.

David     

Why was the guy running towards Hootie. I guess he was an excited fan. But why, the guy cannot even sing good.

1150 days ago
25.

Meanie    

Darius is often called "Hootie" - and the fella can STILL sing and is having a lovely career, thank you very much.

1150 days ago
26.

TooMuchZinfo    

1:26 "That was a bad idea." Ha!!!
If you watch closely, Hootie was sending security signals that that guy was going to jump the stage. It's not a mistake that he walked away from the mic during the instrumental. Security was ready and Boom. "That was a bad idea." =P Gotta say, I didn't think the transition to country was a great idea, but being from SC, he knows how to make it work like lots of other popsters don't.

1150 days ago
27.

Denise    

Since my niece, Michel, is Darius Rucker's biggest fan, I was scared she might have been hurt. Thank goodness it was just some crazy dude. Wow the body guard was fast!

1150 days ago
28.

asstird    

The fan probably didn't like the song or maybe
he saw a bugar hanging from??????? okay some
fans are mentally ill and just go to the concert
to kill you. GO SECURITY TEAM!

1150 days ago
29.

ccp    

Know him, his family and body guard. He would never stage something like this. Trust me! His body guard ROCKS! Do not mess with him!!!

1150 days ago
30.

DubstepDistribution    

Nice stop!

1150 days ago
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