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Kerry Katona blasts press for twisting stage bottling story

The University of Lincoln’s student union boss has apologised to Kerry Katona and Natasha Hamilton after a student threw bottles at them during a gig.

Kerry Katona isn’t happy with the press for “twisting” a story about Atomic Kitten being bottled off stage on Wednesday night (08Mar17).

Kerry and bandmate Natasha Hamilton, playing without third Kitten Liz McClarnon, were singing at the University of Lincoln’s student union the Engine Shed when the gig had to be halted and the girls rushed off stage because bottles were being thrown.

The pair had only performed three of their noughties hits before ending their set, but Kerry insists the situation wasn't as bad as it was made out to be.

“Hate the way press twist and turn things!!! The crowd was amazing last night, just one p**sed up fool in the crowd x,” Kerry posted on Twitter.

She also posted directly after the incident: “Well that was fun!! What a shame when some young boy going through puberty thinks it's manly to throw bottles at girls!! #waiting4balls2drop.”

Natasha also took to Twitter and played down the event.

“Gutted that tonight's gig ended early, 2 all of u who came to see a good show, thank u 4 yr support but when it's not safe we have 2 leave x (sic),” she wrote.

While some Lincoln students blasted the drink thrower, others branded the pop duo “divas” for storming off stage.

However student union CEO James Brooks has apologised for the incident.

"The Engine Shed is appalled by the behaviour that took place at last night's Atomic Kitten performance and apologises unreservedly," he said to the Mirror.

"We are sending flowers to Kerry and Natasha as a token of our regret and are investigating the incident as a matter of urgency.

"The students involved were immediately removed from the Engine Shed. The situation was dealt with swiftly and professionally by the Engine Shed staff with no further issues on the night."

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