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Gene Simmons Sued Over Water, Confetti Stage Injury

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Musician Gene Simmons of KISS performs onstage during Fox's 'American Idol' XIII Finale at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Worksite injuries are no laughing matter, but this new lawsuit aimed at Gene Simmons and a number of other parties seems to be a bit much.

According to the Courthouse News Service, Timothy Funk, a security guard working at a KISS show in Indiana back in 2012, sustained injuries after falling on the stage that the band “foolishly” sprayed with water, which created a “slippery, waxy, and glassy” surface.  Funk also states that the band shot confetti all over the venue “in a foolish and reckless manner.”

Funk is seeking damages (aka: cold, hard cash) for his injuries, lost wages and other “unspecified damages” (aka:  MORE cold, hard cash) and is suing Simmons and his associate company, in addition to the concert venue and Live Nation.

The lawsuit doesn’t detail the extent of Funk’s injuries, but this sounds absolutely ridiculous.  It’s not like KISS just started doing stunts like this at their shows; this has been going on for decades!

I’d love to see how Funk would handle himself at a GWAR show.  If he thought KISS was being foolish and reckless… 

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