Thursday, May 16, 2013

La Mafia Cancels Atlanta Concert After Lead Singer Assaulted By Alleged Fan

Oscar de la Rosa

Photos courtesy of La Mafia

Police looking for a suspect who assaulted and injured Oscar De la Rosa outside a Houston bar.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 16, 2013

Houston, TX - On Tuesday, Grammy-winner La Mafia Tejano group announced that their Atlanta, Georgia concert for May 18, has been cancel due to multiple injuries that its lead vocalist Oscar de la Rosa suffered on early Monday after an alleged fan attacked him. An unruly fan wanted to take a photo with De la Rosa inside the gay and lesbian mix clientele Blur nightclub in Montrose, but Osar refused and the fan was kicked out of a bar.
The fan later confronted De la Rosa by surprise around 1:30 a.m. outside the bar and attacked both Oscar and his driver before they could react to the attack. De la Rosa was punched several times to the face by the fan, according to police. Police are looking for the suspect.
De la Rosa suffered an injury to his right eye and has lost about 50% of his vision, lost two teeth and had cuts to his nose and face. He was hospitalized at Memorial Hermann Hospital and is now recovering at home.
A police report has been filed and the the identity of the assailant has been confirmed and assault charges will be filed as soon he is located, according to La Mafia's Facebook posting.

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