A life-size sculpture of tragic Thin Lizzy rocker Phil Lynott is undergoing restoration after it was severely damaged by hooligans in Dublin, Ireland last week (begs06May13).
Two men were arrested on Friday (10May13) after confessing to accidentally knocking over the bronze landmark on Thursday night (09May13), leaving the statue cracked and with a large tear on its side.
The sculpture has been removed for repairs and the icon's mother, Philomena Lynott, who attended the unveiling of her son's statue in 2005, tells local publication Hot Press, "It seems that it was just a bunch of high-spirited boys, who meant no harm, so I am not annoyed with them. I'm only hoping that none of the lads got hurt."
The art piece is expected to return to its home on Harry Street by the end of the month (May13).
The Boys Are Back in Town hitmaker died of pneumonia and heart failure following a long battle with drugs in 1986.