POP singer CHARLES HADDON feared he had crippled a girl fan just hours before leaping to his death from a 60ft satellite mast at a music festival, it was revealed last night.
The 22-year-old lead singer of London band OU EST LE SWIMMING POOL sparked a near riot when he suddenly dived into the audience while performing at Belgium’s Pukkelpop festival.
The crowd were outraged when a young girl he landed on was taken to hospital with serious leg and back injuries.
Haddon is reported to have had a furious argument with other band members soon after the incident.
Witnesses say he was terrified he may have crippled the girl for life and left the band facing a multi-million pound lawsuit.
It is believed that Haddon injured himself before climbing up the mast and then jumping into a car park.
Last night his parents, both in their 50s, were too upset to talk at their home in Yelvertoft, Northamptonshire.
The injured girl is still in hospital in Belgium, but is expected to make a full recovery.