Drew Barrymore had a scary encounter while giving a talk in New York City this week.
on monday in Street 92 YDrew’s live conversation with singer-songwriter Renee Rabe was abruptly interrupted when an audience member yelled, “Drew Barrymore”.
In the video footage of the encounter, you can see that Drew was visibly distraught, but at first he tried to locate the person and engage with him, saying, “Oh my God, yeah? Hi.”
However, within a couple of seconds, it became clear that something was amiss as the individual quickly rushed towards the base of the stage where Drew and Renee were sitting.
As he got closer, the person continued talking and introduced himself as Chad Michael Busto, adding, “You know who I am. I want to see you sometime while you’re in New York.”
At this, security quickly stopped him, while Renee stood up and escorted Drew from the stage, apparently trying to shield her from the commotion.
The audience was stunned into silence, left confused for a few moments before a member of staff took to the stage and apologized, “Hi everyone, sorry about that. Just give us a minute.”
Fortunately, Drew and Renee resumed their conversation soon after, and the two were able to briefly recap the strange experience.
“Well, I have a new definition of your sexual attractiveness, it’s this level of protection,” Drew told Renee, highlighting how quickly she stepped in. Personal guard. You are my Kevin Costner!
In contrast, Renee also praised Drew’s professionalism when she returned to the stage so quickly.
They were like, ‘Hey, do you need anything?’ One second?’ “She was like, ‘Oh no, I get it, I’m fine,'” the singer said.
screenshots The incident quickly spread online, with people claiming the man had been “stalked” and escorted from the building. This has not been verified, but BuzzFeed has reached out to us to confirm.
Aside from this, fans took time to praise the duo for their kind handling of the situation, with many highlighting Rene’s quick reaction.
One person wrote below the footage on TikTok: “Before he even got close to them, Renee was like, ‘No, it’s not good, we’re out.'” “That’s some good instinct.”
Another echoed that, writing: “The way Renee immediately recognized and stood in front of Drew until I got up to make sure she was safe. 🤍”
Others noted that Drew’s initially warm response to the interruption was a testament to her kindness and enthusiasm.
“The way Drew was ready to let him get input and excited 😭 like her true beautiful colors show that she really is a nice person,” one person wrote in the comments section.
Another added: “It makes me sad especially that Drew is so accepting and caring and it’s such a scary situation.”
At this time, neither Drew nor Renee have made any further comments about the incident.
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