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Being Evacuated From Burning Hotel, will.i.am Keeps Composure

July 2, 2011 (2:32 am) GMT
The Black Eyed Peas frontman does not mention about the Friday, July 1 incident, which forced him to flee London's Hilton on Park Lane, when performing in Hyde Park later that day.
Being Evacuated From Burning Hotel, will.i.am Keeps Composure

found himself in a scary situation on Friday, July 1, but managed to keep his composure. The frontman was among the 1,500 guests and staffers who were escorted out of the Park Lane Hilton in London's Mayfair neighborhood after the 28-floor building caught on fire.

A photo taken during the evacuation process captures the 36-year-old singer making his way out of the burning hotel, looking unscathed and calm. He was, at the time, wearing a black jacket on top of a cyan T-shirt, which he used to cover his mouth and nose from the billowing smoke, and sporting a pair of dark sunglasses.

Seemingly unaffected by the incident, will joined his fellow bandmates later that night as they took the stage at the Wireless Festival in Hyde Park. He excitedly posted several photos from the concert on Twitter. One is a snapshot of himself with Fergie () and , while another one sees him "dj'n in the sky hovering over 60thousand people in hyde park".

According to BBC News, fire broke out the five-star Mayfair hotel's kitchen just after 6:40 P.M. local time. It spread to the basement and the second floor of the hotel, where a music awards ceremony attended by and was held earlier in the day. At least 20 firefighters dealt with the fire, and London Ambulance Service confirmed no one had been injured.

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