Chris Jericho Issues Statement On Altercation In New York City
July 31, 2020
Chris Jericho has issued a statement to TMZ Sports after they revealed an incident from Friday night in New York City.
Here is the video from TMZ:
Jericho was involved in an altercation with another man after an event at Irving Plaza in NYC on Friday night. You can see video from the incident above. After an appearance at a tribute show for musician David Z, who was killed in a recent bus accident, Jericho was approached by multiple people outside of the venue asking for photos and autographs. Jericho granted a few requests but started to get frustrated and turned people down.
The video begins at that point and shows Jericho yelling at a guy who said he was a fan. The man was reportedly trying to congratulate Jericho on his return but a shouting match broke out. Jericho left without anything happening and released the following statement to TMZ:
“David Z was a good friend of mine and I was mentally and emotionally shattered after paying tribute to him and essentially saying goodbye to him Friday night.”
“I was not in a good state of mind at that time and instead of ignoring a pushy (aka rude) fan which is what I would usually do, I snapped. My apologies to all involved and God bless David Z.”
Here’s a follow-up tweet from Jericho:
Sorry i got trolled by a real sick asshole. My apologies guys.
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) July 30, 2017