Singer Katherine Jenkins says she has no regrets about stepping in to stop a mugging, insisting: “If it happened again, I’d do it again.”
The mezzo-soprano rushed to help an elderly woman who she saw being robbed in Chelsea, London, in December.
Katherine, 39, said: “She was clearly in distress,screaming for help.
“So many people just walked past. It was an instinct to rush over and, in doing so, I got attacked as well.”
It is alleged her mobile was taken and smashed.
She immediately tried to contact her husband, film director Andrew Levitas.
She said: “I thought, ‘If he hears about this, not through me, what will he say?’ The first thing he said was, ‘You did the right thing, I’m proud of you’.”
Hours after the incident, Katherine went on stage to perform at the Henry van Straubenzee charity carol concert at St Luke’s Church.
She told Stella magazine: “I was shaken up initially. But my instinct is always to keep going, so I got out there. It was a charity. I didn’t want to let them down.”
She has forgiven her attacker. She said: “It’s part of my faith to give people a chance and show forgiveness.”
A teenager appeared in court in January to admit robbery and assaulting a police officer.
She got a six-month referral order and told to pay the star £20 in compensation.
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