Adam Lambert is regretful about silencing an audience member who busily chatted on her cell phone while he was on stage during a recent gig – but insists the young woman needed to “learn a lesson” about concert etiquette.
The former American Idol runner-up was performing his hit single “Whataya Want From Me” for iheartradio at New York’s PC Richard & Son Theater on Monday when he spotted a fan gabbing on her phone….so he ordered her to shut up.
“Sorry, can you get off your phone? You’re yelling into it. You’re not watching TV, honey – it’s a live show!”
He tells Access Hollywood: “I feel bad. I didn’t mean to make her feel bad. I was trying to record an acoustic song. We were recording the concert and it was very quiet and intimate and she was in the third row, quite loud on her cell phone. I just told her to please get off of it because I (couldn’t) concentrate… I made sure afterwards to kind of blow her a kiss and like, make amends. I didn’t want to really embarrass her. For that moment she needed to be a little embarrassed and she needed to learn that lesson and I’m glad.”
Adam says the girl later called into the radio station that sponsored the event and apologized for the phone snafu.