Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock was 'attacked by crazed fan' on a night out, reports have claimed.
The incident is said to have happened in November but was only reported on at the weekend.
According to an eye-witness report in The Sun on Sunday, Leigh-Anne was out with pals in the early hours at a restaurant when her group were first verbally insulted.
The Little Mix star is said to have stuck up for her friends - and got a slap across the face in response.
The onlooker claimed that Leigh-Anne told the man: "'Don’t say that to her’ or ‘don’t be rude.’"
They added: "And he walked around the table and leant into her and gave her a clean slap on the face.”
Doesn't sound like much of a fan to us...
Police were called while Leigh-Anne was comforted by her friends.
“Her friend had her arm round her. She looked a mess and she was crying her eyes out," the eye witness claimed.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “Police were called on Monday, 28 November at around 04:50 hours by a woman who stated that a man had threatened to assault her and had assaulted another woman she was with.
“The suspect made off prior to police arrival. Officers conducted a search of the area and did not locate the suspect.”
No arrests have been made but enquiries are ongoing to trace the alleged attacker.
Reps for Leigh-Anne and Little Mix declined to comment on the incident.