Despite the fame and money, being a celebrity has its pitfalls and very real dangers. Singer Lana Del Rey experienced that firsthand in a potentially very scary situation. Prior to the singer’s concert in Orlando, Florida on Friday night, a man was arrested for stalking, carrying a weapon and attempting to kidnap the star.
Micheal Hunt is the name of the man and the Orlando Police department revealed they received credible tips regarding his plans. Hunt was located one block from the arena the concert was to take place at when he was arrested and taken into custody.
In his possession, Hunt had tickets to the concert as well as a knife. He at no time came into contact with the singer.
OPD Media release on arrest of Michael Hunt, 43, who stalked, made threats against singer Lana Del Rey.
Working off a tip,OPD Officers were able to stop Hunt, who was armed with a knife, before he could get to the Amway Center. pic.twitter.com/mOsfGEwJIO
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) February 4, 2018
Like a true professional, despite the unsettling and scary news, Lana took to the stage and performed her concert as scheduled. After its close, she took to social media to thank all of her fans in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Miami for being such a great audience and for coming out to support her and her show.
The show must, in fact, go on which is the mantra that is commonly used in the entertainment industry when things run amock or something unexpected happens.
This is not a situation to take lightly as stalkers are potentially very dangerous to stars. Several celebrities, ranging from Selena Gomez, Madonna, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian have had stalkers that were potentially incredibly unhinged and dangerous.
One of the reasons that celebrities have such tight security is to protect their wellbeing and their lives. Public figures run a huge risk by being in the public eye.
Some maladjusted, unstable individual can easily develop a fixation that can turn dangerous. These type of situations could easily spiral out of control if a celebrity isn’t carefully guarded.
Some so-called fans can twist the fascination they have with a specific person and it can easily turn dark and odd.
Celebrities run a huge risk living their lives and careers so publicly. Any mentally ill person can gravitate towards them to potentially horrible outcomes if they aren’t careful and aware.