Leona Lewis Punched by Fan

We're using the term "fan" lightly here.

Leona Lewis was blindsided Wednesday, when she was attacked by a fan at a signing for her new autobiography, Dreams, in a London bookstore. The "Bleeding Love" singer had been meeting with fans for about 90 minutes when "a guy came up and punched her to the side of the head," the pop star's spokesman tells the BBC. Leona didn't need to see a doctor, but was "understandably badly shaken."

An eyewitness to the incident said, "[the attacker] walked up there with the book, she signed it and, as she looked up, he just punched her."

"She was running out with her hand over her eye," the eyewitness adds, "and I just saw a man on the floor."

Leona was scheduled to appear on BBC's The One Show last night, but pulled out after the incident. Waterstone's bookstore released a statement thanking Leona for her professionalism and promised to cooperate with police in their investigation of the scary attack.

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