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British Singer Leona Lewis Punched By Crazed Fan

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Details on Lewis Assault Surface

UPDATE 10/15/09: Police report that the man arrested in the Leona Lewis assault yesterday suffers from mental health issues, according to TMZ.com.Officials at Scotland Yard claim they just charged 29-year-old Peter Kowalczyk with common assault and "sectioned" him under the mental health act -- which means he's being held so doctors can evaluate him.

As of now, Kowalczyk is due back in court October 26.—BB

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British singer Leona Lewis was punched in the head by a man as she signed autographs and posed for snapshots in a central London bookstore, according to the Associated Press.

Lewis, 24, was at a book signing promoting the launch of her new autobiography "Dreams" when the 29-year-old man waited on line and then came up to hit her. She was immediately taken to see a doctor as a precaution. The assailant was led away and later arrested on suspicion of assault.

"Leona was the victim of an unprovoked attack," said the singe's rep in a prepared statement. "The police were called immediately and medical attention has been sought. Leona is understandably shaken and apologizes to the fans she was unable to meet and complete signings."—WLW

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