The man who attacked “Spirit” singer Leona Lewis was not just a fan, according to his father he was also a ‘X-Factor’ contestant and aspiring artist. “The man who assaulted Leona Lewis was reportedly jealous of her success, after he failed to make it through the first round of the X Factor,” reports Marie Claire UK. Authorities say Peter Kowalczyk has been charged with assault and sectioned under the mental health act after attacking Lewis at a book signing earlier this week. Acting as a fan, Kowalczyk waited in line and approached Lewis, who was signing copies of her book ‘Dreams’ at London’s Waterstone’s at Piccadilly. When Lewis signed the book and proceeded to hand it back Kowalczyk punched her in the face. While Lewis was whisked away holding her face and donning a pair of sunglasses after the attack, she is reported to be okay but “understandably shaken”. As for Kowalcyzk, his father tells London sources that his son has a history of mental health problems but “wants to be a singer”. Kowalczyk reportedly tried out for ‘The X-Factor’ but was rejected. He is currently in custody at a psychiatric unit and is due to appear in court later this month.
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