Two stewards are recovering in hospital after being gunned down at a Kanye West gig in Birmingham, England yesterday (28FEB06).

The officials were shot by gatecrashers, who had just been escorted from the arena after being discovered without a ticket for the hip-hop show.

Their condition is stable.

A police spokesman says, "This incident involved individuals who had been ejected from the venue for attempting to try to gain entrance to a pop concert without tickets.

"Firearms were discharged and two stewards were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening."

The GOLD DIGGER hitmaker was performing the last night of his five-date UK Touch The Sky tour at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena.