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Darren Criss Dragged Off Stage By A Fan

WASHINGTON DC (CBS) – San Francisco native, Darren Criss, who debuts as a mentor in Sunday night’s “The Glee Project,” escaped injury earlier this week when he was pulled offstage during a tour stop in Washington, D.C..

Following a Thursday night performance of “Somebody to Love,” the 24-year-old “Glee” actor, who plays ‘Blaine’ on the Fox hit show, was yanked off the front of the stage by a fan, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter.

Criss, who jumped back on stage to join the cast for a closing bow, said he had a close call, almost bumping his head on a gate between the crowd and the stage.

The University of Michigan grad, who has been in show business since he was 10, later tweeted about the incident :”To the lady who pulled me off the stage and into the pit tonight: if I ever see you on a stage… keep your wits about ya. Love, Darren.”

Criss is among the “Glee” stars  who appear on Oxygen’s series premiere of “The Glee Project.”

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