A fan and close friend of Blink 182 was rushed to an L.A. hospital last night during the band's sold-out concert at the Hollywood Palladium -- after falling from a 2nd-story balcony inside the building, Blink's rep tells TMZ.
Witnesses described the mayhem on Twitter, saying the fan fell "face first" while Blink was playing "Dammit" and looked in rough shape after the accident. The fall was roughly 15-20 feet, but witnesses say he was responsive.
One witness who was standing under the balcony tells TMZ, the man landed right next to her and his body made the "gnarliest splat on the ground ... I can still hear the sound. It was awful." He didn't land on anyone. The witness says he had blood all over his face.
According to the rep, the fan is a "dear friend" of the band, but the rep wouldn't be more specific.
It's unclear how the fan fell, and whether his injuries are life-threatening. He's currently being treated at a local hospital. The rep says the band is in touch with the man's family.
Honoring 9/11 Victims ...
and Supporting Burn Center
9/10/2013 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Travis Barker and his Blink-182 bandmates are giving up their time and a ton of money to mark the 9/11 anniversary in NYC ... TMZ has learned.
Blink-182 is currently on tour -- and even though it was supposed to be an off-day -- we're told they decided to add tomorrow night's gig in Brooklyn as a 9/11 tribute.
Sources connected to the band tell us all the money raised from the concert will be donated to multiple hospitals ... including City of Hope and William Randolph Hearst Burn Center in NYC.
We're told Travis wanted to support one of NY's leading burn units because of the horrific injuries he and DJ AM suffered in the plane crash 5 years ago.
Blink 182 Singer Tom DeLonge
SAVES Stage Crasher's Life
... With a Towel
8/16/2011 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A disoriented six-legged fan crashed the stage at a Blink 182 concert Saturday night in Pennsylvania -- and singer Tom DeLonge stopped the ENTIRE concert just to save its life ... using nothing but a towel.
By all accounts, the singer really winged it.