Luke Bryan Explains Why He Hit a Heckler During Nashville Show

Footage of the incident showed Bryan stepping down off the stage to hit a man in the face

Luke Bryan‘s rep has explained why the country music star struck an “insulting” heckler in the face during a Nashville performance on Wednesday.

In a statement made to Entertainment Tonight, the rep said that Bryan stepped off the stage at the Charlie Daniels all-star Volunteer Jam charity concert mid-performance to hit a man sitting in the front row in the face because he was making “crude hand gestures” towards him. According to the rep, the “disruptive” concertgoer’s gestures were insulting…