X Factor winner Leona Lewis punched by maniac at book signing in Waterstones

The man who punched Leona Lewis ‘full-on’ in the side of the face leaving her shaken and bruised has been uncovered as a 29-year-old foreign man called Peter, according to reports.

After throwing the punch and being wrestled to the ground by security at the Waterstone’s Store in London last night, the long-haired man shouted out “I love you!” as the shaken star screamed back ‘I don’t love you!” it has emerged.

Described as tall and ‘buck-toothed’, the 29-year-old man was said to have queued for up to three hours at the Piccadilly store to have the star’s new autobiography Dreams signed before he lashed out at the shocked singer in a bizarre and unprovoked attack.

Sun: “It was horrendous. He waited for Leona to bow his head then just lashed out – a proper full-on punch on the side of her face.

Leona Lewis leaves the book signing in tears as the man is taken away by police

Leona Lewis leaves the book signing in tears as the man is taken away by police

“She let out a piercing scream and grabbed her temple. Security piled on this guy and Leona just started running.”

The 2006 X Factor winner was supported by her furious boyfriend Lou Al-Chamaa and her mother Maria and left the signing in tears and wearing dark sunglasses.

It was horrendous. He waited for Leona to bow his head then just lashed out

The attack took place just an hour-and-a-half into the signing.

The attacker was arrested and taken into custody and it’s believed the singer will be pressing charges.

“She’s very shaken. She keeps asking why anyone would want to hurt her. Leona’s the sweetest most mild-mannered girl. It was like kicking a kitten,” a source close to the 24-year-old star told The Daily Mirror.

After being checked out by a doctor the singer, who’s next single is called ‘Happy’, cancelled an appearance on The One Show later that evening.

Even after her experience, the kind-hearted singer was upset that she didn’t manage to see all of her fans. Her spokesman said: “Leona is understandably shaken but she is absolutely gutted she did not get the signings finished.”

A Waterstone’s spokesman said: “We’re incredibly dismayed the actions of a single person have ruined this event for Leona and her fans.”

Source: UK Metro

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