İbrahim Tatlıses tosses away walking stick at award ceremony
Kral TV imageDuring an award ceremony yesterday, famous folk singer İbrahim Tatlıses tossed away the walking stick he had been using after sustaining a head injury last year.
Tatlıses belatedly received a lifetime achievement award during the 18th Kral TV Music Awards. The singer had been unable to attend the award ceremony in 2011, when he was originally bestowed with the award, as he had been recovering from a head injury he sustained during an armed attack.
The iconic singer walked up to the stage leaning on the walking stick he has used since his release from the hospital. Once on stage, the singer turned to the audience, lifted the stick and tossed it away to thunderous applause from the audience.
Tatlıses received his award from Orhan Gencebay, another icon of Turkish folk music. In a speech he made after receiving his award Tatlıses thanked those who supported him during his recovery from the attack.