Eurovision star SuRie reveals her injuries after grappling with stage invader as she speaks for the first time about shocking incident

The British entry for the talent contest was on stage singing her track Storm at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal when serial stage invader, Dr ACactivism stormed the stage and snatched the microphone from her hand.


During the brief altercation, SuRie ended up getting a bruise on her shoulder and on her hand from where he grabbed the mic.

Speaking to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby as she opened up about the terrifying incident for the first time on today’s This Morning, she said: “There are a couple of bruises from where he grabbed the microphone, but I am OK.

“And my shoulder where he came in.”

The singer, who amazingly resumed her performance, revealed she had no time to feel fear.


“That was a night of surprise it really was. There wasn’t any time to feel fear, there wasn’t," she told the hosts.

"He was suddenly there, security were on him as quick as he was on me. He got the mic, for a few seconds that was out of my hands but the song was still going, the backing vocalists were still singing, the crowd were still chanting.

"I just turned upstage for a moment but I was still clapping and actually cheering with the crowd. I turned back saw the mic on the floor and I thought, ‘Well that’s mine, I’ll finish the song’.”

During the event, SuRie turned down the chance to perform again after the man was taken into police custody.

Explaining her decision, she said: “We had that conversation but I was really proud for that performance.

“As you said you work up to the moment and we didn’t need to repeat that. We didn't need to go again. I saw the reaction of my team.”

Despite only placing 24th out of 26, SuRie doesn’t feel disheartened, saying: “I don’t want the sympathy votes.

"The point of the Eurovision, it began a few years after World War Two when everyone is reeling from sadness and fear and they bring nations together to sing their way out of it. That’s the point of the song contest.

"It’s such an amazing thing to be part of. The Instagram feed and Twitter feed [were my scoreboard]. The UK crowd who have rallied around you.”


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