BlogNovember 5, 2014 8:33 PM ET

Video: NOFX frontman elbows and kicks fan in face during gig

This week at a gig in Sydney, Australia, a fan ran onstage and put his arm around NOFX frontman "Fat" Mike Burkett mid-song. Fat Mike immediately elbowed the fan, knocking him to the ground, at which point Fat Mike kicked him in the face. Security quicky removed the fan from the stage. Here's the video:

A video posted by jesweaver (@jesweaver) on

According to Restless Press, Fat Mike had been complaining about neck pain during the set, which likely led to his aggressive reaction. To his credit, he did apologize to the fan, Alex, via Twitter:

Fat Mike and fan exchange apologies
Tags: NOFX


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anonymous 11/5/2014 5:52:57 PM

RIP punk rock

anonymous 11/5/2014 6:18:38 PM

stupid fck, stop touring if you're gonna be like this

anonymous 11/5/2014 6:45:22 PM

That was AWWWWWESOME!!!!

anonymous 11/5/2014 6:54:32 PM

Mike did the right thing, he didn't consent for some douchebag kid trying to be cool to come up and grab him like that. This kid was being disrespectful. People need to stop bitching and moaning about shit like this. Entitled fcks.

anonymous 11/5/2014 7:21:48 PM

Lol how are people complaining about Fat Mike and saying punk is dead? I think the way Fat Mike reacted was appropriate and pretty punk. Haha. Fat Mike has done way worse than this shit.

anonymous 11/5/2014 8:12:43 PM

Louie is stoked!

anonymous 11/5/2014 10:00:03 PM

Hate to tell you, fat mike looks like a douche lol even if it was unexpected the kick to the face? The fcks ur problem? Douche baggery.

anonymous 11/5/2014 11:02:52 PM

Welcome to punk rock you fruits!

anonymous 11/5/2014 11:34:28 PM

I love punk music its great !!! But the damn dirty punks are the ones who ruin it !!!

anonymous 11/6/2014 12:54:39 AM

Fat piece of shit. You should make a song called "Knock down the people who make you cuz I'm a piece of shiiiiittt!!!"...

anonymous 11/6/2014 2:27:54 AM

Fat Mike is a bigot.

anonymous 11/6/2014 4:52:54 AM

no different than knocking a fcker down in the pit and helping em back up. look up the video of Maynard from Tool holding a stage rusher down while he finishes his performance... the mans a beast!!!

rick____tocchet 11/6/2014 5:44:29 AM

NOFX fcking sucks. This fat fvck hits like a girl. What a pssy.

anonymous 11/6/2014 6:23:57 AM

Defonce hit that girl in the face harder than this.

anonymous 11/6/2014 6:35:43 AM

it would of been better if nofx was actually a cool band. And no apologies.

anonymous 11/6/2014 7:10:42 AM

When did Lars start singing for NOFX?

anonymous 11/6/2014 7:27:43 AM

That kid should have had that done to him solely because of the outfit he was wearing.

anonymous 11/6/2014 9:25:14 AM


anonymous 11/6/2014 9:47:57 AM

If NOFX is punk rock then the Backstreet Boys are a metal band....

i_talk_shit 11/6/2014 10:08:45 AM

come on stage, you deserve whatever comes your way whether it be a hug or punch in the face. that is the risk you take for your fleeting 2 seconds of fame.

anonymous 11/6/2014 11:12:24 AM

Lol @ punk rock

anonymous 11/6/2014 11:44:54 AM

Surprised there aren't any Randy Blythe comments yet. Shoulda Blythe'd his bucket hat wearing ass.

anonymous 11/6/2014 11:45:06 AM

"When did punk rock become so safe. When did the scene become a joke. The kids who lived for beer and speed now want their fries and coke." One of the best NOFX songs, surprising as its on such a new album but that song rips.

anonymous 11/6/2014 12:18:05 PM


anonymous 11/6/2014 12:28:32 PM

If this was the 90's I feel this would have played out differently

anonymous 11/6/2014 2:05:46 PM

That's punk rock

birdman_prrr_prrr 11/6/2014 4:25:05 PM

that 35 year old drunkard deserved it for still listening to NOFX

anonymous 11/6/2014 7:32:26 PM


anonymous 11/6/2014 8:21:50 PM

idiots who jump onstage and grab people; DESERVE MUCH WORSE.

anonymous 11/6/2014 8:56:58 PM

Go watch an old gg allen video

anonymous 11/6/2014 11:38:36 PM

Should have Dimebagged him.

anonymous 11/7/2014 5:34:20 PM

Lose some weight and maybe you won't have spine and neck problems.

anonymous 11/8/2014 7:29:35 AM

Attention anyone who'd rather go see a "hardcore" show instead of NOFX: suck my c-ck you gay gots.