Security has been beefed up for Beyoncé’s concert in England amid fears a crazed stalker could cause the singer harm, The London Sun reports. Staff at Twickenham Stadium in suburban London have been warned to be on the lookout for fan Bassey Essien when Beyoncé headlines the Sound of Change concert this Saturday. The Sun said the sultry superstar has been sent a series of twisted, threatening letters. The paper added that Essien has already been cautioned to stay away from the 31-year-old singer.
Beyoncé won an anti-harassment order in a British court in 2011. The order prohibited him from pestering or stalking her.
The troubled London man has gone so far as to claim the singer is an impostor who murdered the real Beyoncé. A source told the tabloid: “Staff have been briefed on the situation and pictures of him have been passed round. They’ve been told to keep their eyes open and be extra vigilant. Security has been increased on a few engagements now, especially for her U.K. promo. It is believed similar letters to the ones that Essien sent have been received.”
Europe has not been a fun place for North American stars of late. At a show in Denmark, a cheeky fan slapped Beyoncé’s bottom. Needless to say, the former Destiny’s Child star freaked.
Earlier, troubled Canadian star Justin Bieber’s European tour staggered from one public relations disaster to the next.