Blues star Willis Earl Beal was arrested after an altercation at a gig in the Netherlands on Saturday (26May12), according to a report.
The singer was performing at the Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht when he apparently kicked a member of the crowd who had been hassling him.
In footage of the event, shot by a fan and posted on, Beal can be seen cutting his set short.
He explains, "I feel it would be best if I exit the stage. Because of a few bad apples, we all miss out on one more glorious, fantastic, lovely performance. I love you, and I even love the guy whose face I kicked in. I love him, too. He's a good guy! He's just drunk a little bit, too much to drink."
According to, Beal was detained by local police after he stepped offstage.