Rascal Flatts star JOE DON ROONEY almost left a Kelseyville, California gig in an ambulance on Sunday night (18Oct09) after an over-zealous fan dragged him into the audience.
The country star and his bandmates were performing at the Konocti Harbor Resort and Spa when Rooney got too close to fans at the front of the stage and was dragged off by a female fan.
A bystander says, "He suddenly just disappeared. He was high-fiving fans at the front and one just yanked him offstage."
Fortunately, Rooney was not injured and completed the show, which was bitter sweet for the trio - because they became the last act to ever perform at the historic ampitheatre venue, which has been forced to close after years of financial and legal turmoil.
Rascal Flatts frontman Gary LeVox told fans, "We're saddened... It's a place we'd like to come back to."