“She ran full speed at me,” the 36-year-old The Voice coach told Today in a sit-down with Carson Daly that aired Thursday. “I was not aware of her.”
When fellow Voice coach Christina Aguilera asked “Where was your security?” Levine didn’t have an answer.
“Good question,” he responded.
Levine continued to recall the unexpected on-stage encounter
, which took place Monday at Maroon 5’s final show of their North American tour at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
“She was on me and then I had to kind of deal with it because there was nowhere else [to go],” he said. “I looked at her and I held her shoulders and I was like, ‘You need to calm down. Please calm down. Relax.’ I put my arm around her and then by that time someone had managed to make their way up there.”
“It’s just weird to be, like, in the moment, ya know? And you’re singing, and your eyes are closed, and you have this beautiful moment. And then the next thing you know someone’s f---ing in your face,” he told the crowd immediately afterward. “It’s super terrifying.”
This wasn’t the first time a fan lunged onstage during the North American leg of the Maroon 5 tour – it also happened in Edmonton on March 26. Levine later told the crowd she “scared the shit out of me.”
It’s been an eventful tour, to say the least. At a Toronto concert in March, he accidentally hit a fan with his mic
when the venue’s speaker system broke, leaving him embarrassed. He even invited the fan onstage to give her a hug, "I felt so utterly terrible that I had perhaps wounded this young fan.”