A man has been stabbed in the neck at a Jessie J party. The victim, believed to be in his 30s is in a “serious condition” in hospital after being attacked with a broken bottle, following the singers ‘Price Tag’ performance. The party was sponsored by phone company Blackberry and took place in London on Tuesday night.
The Price Tag popstar took to the stage at the event to promote Blackberry cell phones at the Pulse nightclub in Southwark, South London. Guests included N-Dubz star Fazer and rappers Chipmunk and Wretch 32 who also performed at the event.
Amongst the music stars were the cast from The Only Way Is Essex. The party hosted for competition winners, descended in chaos as a man was alleged stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle. Guests were heading to the cloakrooms when the fight is believed to have broken out.
Channel 4’s technology correspondent Benjamin Cohen was at the event and commented that one of the doormen was covered in blood. Speaking to a newspaper he said that everyone was trying to leave the event at the same time, but the organisers were not prepared for this. And so there was a huge rush into the cloakroom. He went on to say that many people were crying and many of them being sick, either from the amount of blood or the alcohol.
One man has been arrested and is in police custody, while 450 of the competition winners were kept in the club until 1.50am allowing police to begin their investigations. An unnamed source revealed that the incident had happened near the main right area of the stage, near the bar, neither VIP nor the Celebs were able to leave until the police had got the statements that they required.
Jessie J has reached out to the victim sending a message via twitter page, which expressed her sadness at the events that night and hoped that the unnamed victim would be okay.
Blackberry made a statement about the event on Tuesday night saying that their main concern is the welfare of the injured guest, and they are attempting to assist the police with all their inquiries and at the moment are unable to provide any further comments.
Blackberry has struggled to compete with competition of the Android and Apple market, and shares within the market have plunged. Back in 2011 Blackberry users suffered a huge server failure which left services interrupted for almost 3 days; to compensate users were given free apps worth $100 in an attempt to apologise.