Only 90’s kids will remember that time when now-retired professional boxer Mike Tyson fought against Evander Holyfield in a match that ended with Tyson biting off Holyfield’s ear. The incident was very controversial and it’s a common trope in pop culture and it seems like it affected many people, including a man who chewed off another man’s ear at an Eagles of Death Metal show.
This past Saturday, Eagles of Death Metal performed at The Opera House in Toronto, Canada and everything was going fine until a fight between two concertgoers broke out ending with one of the fighters biting off the ear of the other. The Opera House’s general manager Athena Ellinas-Towers described the incident:
“I didn’t witness anything, but there was a confrontation between two individuals. It was brought to my attention by the medical attention. The one gentleman that instigated the whole thing was arrested and charged. I’m not sure of the charges; I just saw him being arrested. The police haven’t followed up with me yet. We called them because this is a serious offence.”
If you’re wondering what happened to the ear, she declared:
“A customer picked it up, because I didn’t know where it was. She put it on ice and we gave it to the ambulance when they arrived. I asked the police to follow up with me but they never did. This is a first, let’s say. I didn’t actually believe it when someone came up to me and told me what happened. It’s just bizarre.”
It is a pretty damn bizarre thing to happen anywhere, let alone at an Eagles of Death Metal show, but what’s really the most bizarre part is that someone else actually picked up the ear and turned it in to management. Not your usual “Lost & Found” item.