Drew Barrymore ushered away after man ‘rushes stage’ during live event


Drew Barrymore was escorted off stage during a live event in New York on Monday (21 August), after a man appeared to rush towards the stage.

The 50 First Dates star, 48, was in conversation with actor and singer Reneé Rapp at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, when the incident took place.

In a TikTok recording, a member of the audience can be heard shouting “Drew Barrymore”, causing her to look up in shock.

“Oh my god, yes? Hi!,” she said, looking over at the side of the stage.

The man went on to identify himself as “Chad Michael Busto”, telling her: “You know who I am. I need to see you at some point while you're in New York.”

Rapp appeared concerned by the man’s behaviour, and quickly stood to place herself in front of Barrymore before walking with her off the stage. A grateful Barrymore can be seen putting her arm around Rapp’s waist in the footage.

The Independent has contacted Barrymore’s representative for comment.

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