Punk band lead singer glassed in the side of the head!

Posted On 14 Aug 2019 at 10:25 pm

Animal from the Anti Nowhere League (pic Cris Watkins Photography/PunkInFocus)

It’s with sad heart that we have to report a near fatal incident involving the Anti Nowhere League’s lead singer known as Animal (real name Nick Culmer). The band’s official Facebook page has tonight released the following statement and we wish him a speedy full recovery………………

“It is with a heavy heart we announce we will be unable to perform at this weekends BCN Beach Beer Chaos event.
The reason for this is also another hit of awful news: a couple of weeks ago Animal was attacked whilst out, he was glassed in the side of the head. He was rushed to hospital and following the assault, and following two surgeries had all the glass removed from his face and neck. One large piece (4cm) missed his main artery by millimetres, he was told he is very lucky to be alive.
He is expected to make a full recovery, but due to the injuries, surgeries, investigations, and recovery, he and his voice aren’t strong enough to perform as yet
We apologies to all our fans attending the event, we’re absolutely gutted we can’t be there.
Get well soon big man 🤘”

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  1. Nick Reply

    sorry to hear the awful news. Seen Nick and ANWL loads of times.

    Hope he gets well soon

    Please pass on my thoughts and prayers.

    He may be Animal , but those who did it are the real Animals

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thank you for your kind words and interest in our sad article.

      • Barry Ludlow Reply

        Got my first new pair of new bondage trousers off Animal back in’84.
        Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

        • Nick Linazasoro Reply

          That was fortunate Barry. Thanks for visiting our site.

      • Phil Booth Reply

        Senseless……get well soon young man

        • Nick Linazasoro Reply

          Thank you for your comment Phil. I’m sure Nick will approve of the “young man” bit!

  2. Colin Allen Reply

    Why are people so horrible?

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      A good question indeed Colin. Thank you for your interest.

  3. Douglas Blowes Reply

    Please pass on my best wishes and hope you get well soon

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      That’s very kind Douglas. Thank you for your interest in our article.

  4. melthebell Reply

    Get well soon Nick

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks you for the kind words Mel. Hopefully Nick will make a full recovery very soon. Thank you for your interest in our (sad) article.

  5. Jonny Wah Wah Reply

    Best wishes mate

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks for your message Jonny.

  6. Peter martin Reply

    Hopefully a speedy recovery get well soon love your music there’s all sorts of tossers out there at the moment hope that doesn’t knock you too much get well soon mate.

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thank you for your interest in our article Peter.

  7. Christian Kellerhals Reply

    Get well soon! Greetings from Copenhagen!

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Greetings from the UK Christian. Thank you for your message and visiting our website.

  8. elaine midnight walker Reply

    get well soon nick great guy always as been lets hope justice is served

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Yep Nick sure is a great guy! Thanks for visiting our website 🙂

  9. Gary Heywood Reply

    What is wrong with people ? I’m from Huddersfield and it’s stabbings and shootings all the time in this town. Get well soon Nick, see you next month in Barnsley

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks for your message and concern Gary.

  10. Debra Reply

    Absolutely awful news and I hope the culprit/s are severely punished. What is the world coming to. Get well soon. xx

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thank you for your concern for Nick and visiting our website.

  11. Simon Reply

    I hate people …well some idiots anyway..get well soon mate..long live the league..

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Yes indeed Simon, Long Live The League! Thanks for the message!

  12. Todd Reply

    That is terrible. Animal is awesome, and I hope he makes a speedy recovery. I hope they catch the idiot(s) who did this dastardly act.

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thank you for your kind message Todd and your interest in our story.

  13. Kris Reply

    So What!

  14. Sid Lydon Reply

    Get well son

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Yep get well soon Nick. Cheers Sid.

  15. Sid Lydon Reply

    Bad day get well

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks for your interest in our article Sid.

  16. Ian patterson Reply

    Nick ye no animal, speedy recovery mate

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Yep fingers crossed for a speedy recovery indeed Ian. Thanks for your message.

  17. Colin Wright Reply

    Best wishes and a speedy recovery Nick. We don’t need or wanna see this happening. Hope the maniac is caught & Jailed X

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Yep hope for speedy recovery Colin. Thank you for your comment and interest in our website.

  18. Rob Gray Reply

    Oh no , crime is getting out of hand but it’s even worse , much worse when it’s someone that is part of our lives such as the Anti Nowhere League involved . Get well soon Animal .

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Yep ANWL is a part of our lives Rob. Thanks for you comment and interest in our story.

  19. Andrea Lewis Reply

    Speedy recovery and keep the spirit, Animal! Greets from 🇨🇭 WE ARE THE LEAGUE AND WE LOVE YOU!

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks for your message Andrea and visiting our website.

  20. Allan Ratcliffe Reply

    What a complete maniac, hope he’s caught and jailed for a long time…..still wouldn’t be long enough….get well soon mate

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thank you Allan for your interest in our article.

  21. Ian Shilling Reply

    Get well soon Animal your a top guy

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Nice one Ian. Thanks for visiting our website.

  22. Rob Reply

    A full & speedy recovery mate 👍

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Nice one Rob 🙂

  23. Diz Reply

    Speedy recovery Animal , We are the league !!!

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks for the message Diz and thanks for visiting our website.

  24. Ollie Reply

    Get better mate. Can’t wait to see ANWL again.
    Hope the real hard case gets what’s coming to them soon. Total mugs use weapons on people.

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks for your comment Ollie and visiting our website.

  25. Ted Reply

    get Well soon big fella .

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks for your message Ted and visiting our site.

  26. Two Sheds Reply

    England is a mess. When someone like Animal gets glassed, knowing his background and the punks n bikers he’s played to it’s a worry.

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thank you for your valid comment and visiting our website.

  27. Sue Snowden Reply

    Shocking. I’m sorry to hear this. ANWL were one of my highlights at Butlins last year. Wish him a speedy recovery xx

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thank you for your message Sue and thanks for visiting our website.

  28. Nicky Hall Reply

    FFS I don’t live in Brighton anymore but sounds like nothing has changed,I use to get crap coz of the way I looked bk in 80’s , well get better soon all the best from us carrot cruntures down ere in Cornwall

  29. Gerard gaskin Reply

    Hope u get better soon mate gerry in Ireland punk forever

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks for your message Gerry.

  30. Tony culmer Reply

    Get well soon cuz.

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Hi Tony, Thanks for your comment.

      • Chris Reply

        Get well soon, mate! Can’t help but wonder if the attack was carried out by Leftist thugs who didn’t like certain lyrics…?

  31. Mark Bullivant Reply

    I have only just found out about this. Wish you well Nick. Peace my brother

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Hi Mark, Thanks for your interest in our article.

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