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Leona Lewis Attacked At Book Signing

Leona Lewis Attacked At Book Signing

Leona Lewis is all smiles in an Alexander McQueen dress as she signs copies of her new book “Dreams” at Waterstone’s booksellers in London’s Piccadilly on Wednesday (October 14).

At the signing, the 24-year-old British singing sensation was assaulted but didn’t require hospital treatment. She was seen leaving the event crying, with sunglasses covering her face.

Leona was the victim of an unprovoked attack this afternoon at her book signing,” her spokesperson tells “The police were called immediately and medical attention has been sought. Leona is understandably shaken and apologizes to the fans she was unable to meet and complete signings.”

Waterstones also released a statement, saying, “There was an incident at our Leona Lewis signing this afternoon and the event was immediately stopped. We are now doing everything we can to support the police in their enquiries. We take security at our book signings extremely seriously and this is the first time anything of this nature has happened. We would like to thank Leona for her professionalism and we are extremely sad that this event was ruined for her, and her fans, many of whom queued from the early hours of the morning to meet her.”

Leona‘s sophomore album, Echo, is also scheduled for a November 17.

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Photos: Ian Gavan/Getty, WENN
Posted to: Leona Lewis

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  • Arthur

    I’m so devastated that this happened to such a sweet person! I hope that crook is brought to justice!

  • dundies

    wtf that’s terrible. shes probably pretty shaken

  • Iluvchrisbrown

    OMFG what sick person would do this i hope that muthafukah gets locked up and someone Punches HIM i was so upset when i heard this
    don’t worry, Leona ur true fans love and support u
    hope u recover soon :)

    god bless ya hun
    cant wait 2 get echo

  • anitta


  • rihanna

    oh my god poor leona

  • Lover girl

    stay strong Leona!

  • katiexoxo

    She looks hot! and o.m.g. how bad is that, hope shes ok xoxox

  • Ricky

    And this is the photo after the attack…
    I’m so sad for Leona…:(

  • Polio122

    This is awful!! there are some horrible people in this world!!

  • i-luv-leona x


  • chezza

    Dude this guy is gonna be screwed
    Seriously Leona is like the Queen of the UK
    She has so many fans there
    this guy is seriously dead meat

  • John

    Police have confirmed that a man has been arrested. Some eyewitnesses say he was dragged away by three security guards laughing and smiling after punching her in the side of the head.

  • Weber from Brazil

    Luv her
    She looks prettier and better with age…
    Brazilian fans loves U so so much Leonaaaa ♥

  • racheljp21

    OMG!!! I was just there i left at 4.30, she was so nice i cant believe someone done this!

  • Not impressed by JA

    WTF ??? Who does such a nasty thing ? nobody deserves such treatment
    Get well Leona !

  • Elena

    This lovely, sweet girl does not deserve to be slapped at something as harmless as a book signing. I hope the bastard gets what they deserve!

  • VNY

    Freaking sicko. Poor Leona, she’s so nice!

  • Tee

    Simon will have him killed…that attacker should’ve realized that before he hit her. Simon is very protective of her and all of his other “discoveries”…WOW, what an idiot!!!

  • truth

    Maybe the guy has Turrets and couldn’t help himself. IDK.

  • janelle

    That’s terrible! She is such a sweet girl.

  • eric

    this is the best she has looked in ages i <3 her
    hope your ok leona your fans love you

  • zaccy

    Leona you are the BEST, hope you ok!
    love from spain x

  • Amy

    too many strange people out there. this is terrible. she seems like such a sweet person & what an awesome voice she has. I guess securtiy for her will have to be even better in the future.

  • =(

    i heard it was c.b thats all im saying

  • lele lewis fan

    omg i heard it was chris brown?!?!?!?

  • iloveriri&leona

    OMFG this is sick
    first rihanna now leona, what next?


    she looks beautiful xx and i hope shes ok

  • sino!

    it was Mariah , she got jealous of Leonas new album

  • san

    I’ve heard crime is getting real bad over in the Uk

  • Cristobal

    Bless her heart.

  • heidi

    i cannot believe she has been punched, this is unreal, i am crying right now

  • cuk91

    i am so upset seriously, perez has the pic of her crying :`(

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  • aguileraFAN

    sorry, but i think its funny. get over it leona. its ur fault, u shouldnt publish a book by now

  • SPEN23

    I have just seen the video of her crying, i am devasted for her she has never hurt any other human and she treats people so nicely :(

  • lozLO

    poor girl

  • Iluvchrisbrown

    no it wasn’t C.B god fukin Hell leave the boy alone it happened over 5 months ago idiots
    it was a crazed “fan”

    and to agulierafan what the hell is wrong with u maybe you should get punched no one deserves this ok no one
    u dont like her ok fine whatever …but to say she deserved it is just plain stupid y would she derserve she is just doing a book signing it aint harming no one

    anyways she looks lovley in da photos (b4 the inncdent of course)

    aguilerafan i hope u get beaten up see if u like it

  • dpblu

    Why would someone do something like this to such a lovely girl? Jealous prick!

  • megan’s my babe

    maybe the a-hole was jealous of her shoes? Either way, if I were Leona, a-hole would have been punched and kicked where the sun dont shine! But unlike me, she is a classy lady and I hope she is feeling better

  • LisaL

    Probably some Whitney stan punched her, you know…. her stans can’t stand when someone sings better than their queen, that’s why they hate on Mariah, Celine, Leona and now even on Britney Spears (yes, she can outsing Crackeny). .

  • G

    The people that need to be punched in the face are not!!! Victoria beckham deserves and needs to be punched in the face , i don’t care what anyone says!! and Renee zelweger.

    Poor leona, she doesn’t deserve that– :)

  • mike

    This was a carefully planned happy slap! We’ve found a video of the guy that did it. Be afraid be very very afraid

  • Marieme

    This was so shocking to hear. I feel horrible for Leona. Then to learn her attacker was actually laughing??! Sicko bastard!

  • LuckyL

    That really is so sad

  • shüll

    My God is the very ruin the planet, I wish this bright young singer leona this time you should come out on top of that gloom and follow your path very lucky.

  • LuckyL

    People can develop PTSD from attacks like that.

  • LuckyL

    John @ 10/14/2009 at 2:04 pm

    Police have confirmed that a man has been arrested. Some eyewitnesses say he was dragged away by three security guards laughing and smiling after punching her in the side of the head.
    Omfg how horrifying!!

  • LuckyL

    Her boyfriend will make it all better and her family <3

  • Jamaicafest

    The guy must be totally out of his mind to do something like this.

  • lalalove

    Aww, who would provoke this sweetheart?!! Bastards!!! Feel better soon, LL! On the plus side, she looks great in her A-Mc dress and her hair looks great pulled back as opposed to curled down, as it always looks so damn thirsty.