JOEL TURNER ATTACKED IN HIS ‘CITY OF DREAMS’
Is it any wonder we live in a world where people are fearful to be good Samaritans?
On Saturday night, one of Australia’s most talented young singer/songwriters and also the current World Beatboxing champion - JOEL TURNER – was violently assaulted while trying to break up a fight at a house party in suburban Brisbane. He was admitted to hospital later that evening having suffered a badly broken jaw which doctors operated on and wired back together.
Turner was preparing to promote his new single ‘City Of Dreams’ and ironically is about to embark on a national schools tour to highlight values and respect to young teenagers. The incident has put him out of action for a number of weeks, forcing his management to cancel scheduled shows and appearances.
“This is a big set back to my career at this point in time, says Joel, but as soon as my jaw has healed, I’ll be back beatboxing hard out!”.
Police are currently investigating the matter.
The multi talented singer, rapper, beat boxer and producer rose to prominence with a star turn on Australian Idol and the double platinum-selling single ‘These Kids’ was the highest selling Australian single in 2004. The new single ‘City Of Dreams’ out August 25th is a catchy urban homage to his hometown of Brisbane and paves the way for his new album ‘Out Of The Box’