Rick Springfield plays state fair after winning butt lawsuit

AP News
|
Posted: Aug 28, 2015 10:42 AM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Rick Springfield was a big hit at the opening day of the 2015 New York State Fair. So was his tush.

The singer best known for his 1981 No. 1 hit "Jessie's Girl" returned to the suburban Syracuse fairgrounds for the first time since he was sued after falling off the stage during a 2004 concert there. A New York woman said she suffered serious head injuries when Springfield's buttocks hit her.

In January, he won a seven-year legal battle when a state Supreme Court judge said the performer didn't injure the woman.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/1KerfRn ) that during Thursday night's performance, the 66-year-old thanked fans for supporting him during the trial.

One fan held up a sign that read, "Rick your butt can fall on me anytime."

___

Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com