Leona Lewis is thankful to fans for their overwhelming support after being assaulted while signing copies of her new book, ‘Dreams,’ in London. Reportedly punched in the face by a man, who is now in custody, after signing a book, Lewis was whisked off to a hospital Wednesday. Issuing a statement late Wednesday night, Lewis’ spokesperson said the singer was “shocked” but “okay”. “Leona would like us to convey her thanks to you all for your kind messages and your support,” said the spokesperson. Lewis had been signing books and greeting fans for roughly 90 minutes before the unidentified man punched her, after having his book signed. Eyewitnesses told BBC, the man laughed as Lewis was whisked away and as he was arrested. “She was running out with her hand over her eye and I just saw a man on the floor,” a witness told BBC. “Suddenly the security all jumped on him and they were trying to pull him out and he was just laughing, he thought it was funny.” Lewis’ book, ‘Dreams,’ chronicles the singer’s journey from small town waitress to global superstar after winning ‘The X-Factor’.
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