Khalid Speaks Out Online After Being Assaulted By A Fan

20 November 2017, 10:40

Khalid. Picture: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

By James Wilson-Taylor

The singer made an important point about "respecting others" in a message to fans posted on social media.

'American Teen' singer Khalid has spoken out online after a fan groped him during a recent meeting.

Khalid took to his Twitter feed last night (November 19th), recounting the incident which saw a fan grab him from behind as he approached them:

Khalid joins many other high profile figures across the entertainment industry who have spoken publicly about assault and harassment in the wake of the revelations about producer Harvey Weinstein.

Fans were quick to show support as well as condemn this type of behaviour in any context:

However, the singer also made it clear that while this incident was unacceptable, it will not deter him from interacting with fans in the future:

Khalid's debut album American Teen was released earlier this year to great critical acclaim. He will embark on a US tour in early 2018.