Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock says she was left a “blubbering mess” after being verbally abused by a strange man in a shop.
The 28-year-old singer was in Waitrose in Sunningdale when she says a “random male customer” began verbally abusing her for no reason.
The star, who recently got engaged to footballer beau Andre Gray, says she was shocked by the actions of the stranger, who was dealt with by staff who stepped in to help her.
Taking to Twitter on her band’s account, she wrote: “So yesterday I was involved in an altercation where I was verbally abused by a random male customer for no reason.
“I was left in shock and completely taken back that someone could be so rude to someone for no reason. Despite this ordeal the staff at @waitrose sunningdale ran to my defence showing great kindness and care.
“They demonstrated that every act of wrongfulness unleashes a million acts of kindness and sent me home with these beautiful folowers.
“I was a blubbering mess by the time I left the shop but I just wanted to say thank you.”
Sharing a snap of the flowers, she added: “Thank you to the lovely staff at @waitrose Sunningdale for your act of kindness x Leigh”
Her adoring fans quickly rallied round her to offer support.
“leigh that’s awful, i’m so sorry that happened WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH,” one told her.
Another posted: “i can’t understand how people could be rude to somebody without any reason! i just hope you feeling better now cause we care about you and we love you!”
One praised the staff for stepping in, writing: “I’m glad the staff were quick to defend you and put a smile on your face”
Leigh-Anne did not say what the man had said to her, but she was clearly left shaken by what happened.
The X Factor winner revealed in May that Andre had proposed to her.
She shared a string of snaps of his surprise proposal on Instagram, which showed her in tears of joy as he got down on one knee.
The happy couple posed for a picture together, with Leigh-Anne holding up her hang to show off the ring.
She wrote: “Guys.. wtf has just happened… He bloody did it, and I said yes I’m marrying my soul mate, the man of my flipping dreams… I am lost for words, so I think I’m just going to go cry some more @andregray_ I love you so much My world is literally complete”