Clothes, they say, make the man. But occasionally, a lack thereof may make the man as well.
But for music icon Lenny Kravitz, things took a slightly different turn on Monday when he was entertaining the heaving crowds at Gröna Lund in Stockholm as part of his current Strut World Tour when his pants just ripped.
This incident fully exposed the 51-year-old rocker while crouching with his legs open, the going-commando star initially seemed unaware that he was on full show to the audience, unprotected from the sanctity of a pair of boxer shorts.
It soon became clear to the American Woman hitmaker that something had gone awry in his nether-region, though, as he quickly left the stage for a few minutes.The guitar-wielding musician then returned after having had a change of clothing, sporting a brand new and un-ripped pair of leather bottoms so he could continue the rest of his show fully covered.
According to Swedish website The Local, a producer for the show had taken to the stage to alert the screaming audience that there had been some issues on the stage.
Speaking to local paper Expressen, an member of the audience explained what had happened.
“The producer stepped up and said that they had ‘some problems on stage’. A bit later Kravitz came out wearing other trousers. He said ‘sorry, I ripped my trousers’,” the fan said.
“It was insane, I killed myself laughing. And then I called my mum who was there at the show as well. Her reaction was the same and she almost killed herself laughing too,” she continued, revealing it was all taken in jest.
Ever the consummate performer, though, Lenny carried on with his gig, performing his greatest hits as he continued his globe-trotting tour, in line with his latest album, Strut. He kept it simple for his on-stage look, pairing those tricky leather pants with a classic black t-shirt, a statement necklace and a denim jacket. And, as ever, the cooler-than-cucumber star rocked a pair of black shades for the entirety of his set.
After the gig, which was clearly otherwise successful, Lenny thanked his Swedish fans for their support on his Twitter page.
He wrote to his 4.91m followers: “Thank you Stockholm! #StrutTour.” – report by DailyMail