Hip-Hop's Akon Admits Throwing Fan Off Stage

Hip-hop star Akon is pleading guilty to harassment after he tossed a fan off stage at an upstate New York concert last summer.

The singer will serve no jail time as long he performs 65 hours of community service and pays a $250 fine.

Akon declined comment as he left court.

Akon, born Aliaune Thiam, was accused of picking up a teenage boy and throwing him off the stage during a June 2007 concert at a minor league baseball stadium near Poughkeepsie. Another concertgoer said she suffered a concussion when the teen landed on her.

Akon released his third album, "Freedom," earlier this month.

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