Video: 73-Year-Old Singer Lester Chambers Attacked By Woman On Stage After Dedicating Song To Trayvon Martin
There Lester Chamber was, on stage at the Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival in Hayward, California, minding his business, singing his songs. The 73-year-old performed this past Saturday before the verdict for George Zimmerman was even announced in Sanford, Florida. But in an effort to promote peace, Chambers dedicated Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready” to Trayvon Martin, and before he could even get good and through that joint, 43-year-old
heifer festival goer Dinalynn Andrews Potter jumped on stage in front of Chambers, and proceeded to knock the elderly singer down by pushing him. She was quickly subdued by his bandmates, and then arrested on “suspicion of battery” before being released. According to the Huffington Post, Chambers was treated at a hospital for his injuries, which included a bruised rib muscle, nerve damage and soreness according to his son Dylan (who posted a photo of his injuries on Facebook), and was released as well.
His wife told the Mercury News that Andrews Potter “must have been an acrobat. She did it in one leap. He didn’t see her coming.” But according to the video, he clearly watched her hop her behind on stage and get in his face. Chambers even says that when she got in his face she called him everything but a man of God (saying “You motherf**ker, you started this!”). So even the idea of her being arrested on “suspicion of battery” is confusing considering it was caught on tape. While I don’t have words for this type of behavior since I’m just fuming at the ignorance in the video, as for Chambers, he said in an interview that if he could tell Andrews Potter and the world anything after his attack, it would be to “Get a little God in your heart and a little love and your soul.” He’s better than me. Yes Lester, this woman needs Jesus…and a good shaking. Just saying…