Umbrella singer Rihanna was so upset when she heard Leona Lewis had been attacked by a fan, she says she felt as if she had been hit herself.
X Factor winner Leona was signing books when a man punched her on the side of the head.
Rihanna, who, at the weekend performed on the show which made Leona famous, says she was deeply shocked to hear of the incident.
"I got so mad, like it was me. I couldn't believe it happened to her, of all people," says the 21-year-old, who was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
"It's so disappointing when people behave like that. Why? She's so sweet. She is just a beautiful, beautiful spirit. You don't want any bad things to happen to her."
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