Disabled Spice Girls fan ‘made to feel like fraud’ over concert wheelchair drama
A disabled Spice Girls fan says she was made to feel a fraud when watching the pop group’s concert from an area designed for people with disabilities because she wasn’t in a wheelchair.
Becky Hilton, who suffers from severe epilepsy, claims she was even advised ‘to put on a limp’ so she didn’t look out of place in the designated space by the stage.
Ticketmaster advised her to go into this area because of her condition, which is so bad she can no longer drive and had to give up her career as a support worker.
The 36-year-old from Plymouth was attending the girl group’s gig in Ashton Gate, Bristol, as part of their sell-out tour, with her sister Jess, who was accompanying her as a carer.
But when they arrived at the venue, she claims a succession of stewards and security staff questioned them about their presence in the disabled area as neither was in a wheelchair.
The experience left Becky furious and spoiled the enjoyment of the concert, reports Bristol Live.
One steward said the pair ‘looked like nice girls so they could stay’ leaving Becky flabbergasted – despite being entitled to be there.
The stress and upset of the experience contributed to her having a seizure later that night after the concert…….read more