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Last Updated: Friday, 31 August 2007, 20:26 GMT 21:26 UK
Rocker's flaming stunt goes wrong
Arthur Brown
Rocker Arthur Brown and another performer were burned
Legendary musician Arthur Brown has been burned during a fire stunt at a gig in Lewes, East Sussex.

The self-proclaimed "God of Hellfire" was set alight as usual during the performance of his number one hit Fire.

But burning lighter fluid spilled down his back setting fire to his clothes, those of another performer and the artwork backdrop for the show.

The musician said the stunt went wrong because he was using a different type of lighter fluid than usual.

Brown has been setting fire to hats and helmets on stage for nearly 40 years and so far it has always gone to plan.

Singer Phil Rhodes, who was performing with Brown, said: "A lot of people didn't really know that anything had gone wrong at all, because we put it out very quickly and then came back on and carried on."

The rock musician is set to use the original type of lighter fuel in future performances, he said.

Brown and Rhodes both escaped without major injury.

Sixties rocker Arthur Brown talks about the stunt

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