‘Reverend’ suffers a broken nose in attack

Reverend and the Makers frontman Jon McClure
Reverend and the Makers frontman Jon McClure
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Sheffield singer Jon McClure revealed he suffered a broken nose after being punched in a London bar on New Year’s Eve.

McClure was attacked in Camden, where he had gone to the Barfly bar to see old friends.

Details of the incident were revealed on his band Reverend and the Makers’ Twitter feed.

McClure, nicknamed ‘The Reverend’ wrote: “Went Camden Barfly to see some old mates and some ***** punched me then ran off!”

Despite deriding the punch as the ‘worst hook ever’ and advising his attacker not to take up boxing, McClure revealed he was left with a broken nose.

When asked by a fan: “got a bruise or anything?”, he replied: “Broken nose. And he legged it.”

McClure, aged 32, who lives near Hunters Bar, was in London with his band Reverend and the Makers.

He did not reveal details of the circumstances surrounding the assault or whether a complaint has been made to police.

Before the attack, in the early hours of New Year’s Day, the band had played at a New Year’s Eve party at Club Vibe, Shoreditch, in support of former Libertines guitarist and singer Carl Barat.

Reverend and the Makers’ set went down well with fans on the night.

One tweeted that the group had ‘ripped the place apart’.

The band are currently working on a fourth album and planning festival appearances in the summer.