Guru Randhawa -- a pop singer, songwriter and music composer associated with Punjabi, Bhangra, and Bollywood music -- was assaulted by an unidentified man in Vancouver, outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, on Sunday night. The singer was visiting Canada for a concert and was attacked as he was exiting the theatre after concluding his performance. According to reports, the assailant came behind Guru and hit him on the head. However, the police and an ambulance arrived quickly on the spot and rescued the singer from the attack on his life and he is currently out of danger. People present in the concert also gave statements about the attacker -- whose identity is still unknown -- mentioning that they had witnessed his rowdy behaviour during the concert.
A photo of Guru reportedly moments after the attack has been circulating online, showing the singer holding a towel to the side of his head.
Guru Randhawa -- who debuted on YouTube with the song Same Girl alongside Arjun -- became popular for songs like Lahore, Patola, High Rated Gabru, Daaru Wargi, Raat Kamal Hai, Suit, Ban Ja Rani, Made in India, Ishare Tere, Tere Te, Fashion, Downtown and Slowly Slowly.
He sang in the 2017 Indian Premier League opening ceremony and also made his Bollywood singing debut in the same year with Hindi Medium, which starred Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar. He also became a part of Salman Khan’s Dabangg Reloaded tour in 2018. Lahore is Guru’s most-viewed song on YouTube, with more than 700 million views. Slowly Slowly -- which incorporates English, Punjabi and Spanish -- was his first international collaboration, featuring Pitbull. It was shot in Miami within a day, according to some reports. Released on 19th April 2019, the song’s music video was viewed 38 million times on YouTube, within 24 hours. It is included in the list of the world’s all-time most-viewed music videos in 24 hours. The singer was planning to visit Pakistan for a show after his Canada tour.