UPDATE: Tim McGraw tells E.T. Canada, that "sometimes things can lose context and perspective. I reacted in an instinctive, defensive way from my perspective of what was going on," and that he thought it was an "unfortunate situation all the way around" and that "it was pure instinctive reaction". Tim's statement went on to say that "nobody feels good about it but there’s nothing that could be done about it".

During his show at Aaron’s Amphitheatre in Atlanta Georgia he was in the middle of singing his song “Truck Yeah” when things went bad.

About 44 seconds into the video you can see the woman reach up and Tim double over. It looks like she taps him in the privates before he smacks her but Tim's rep tells a different story.

Tim's rep issued a statement saying

“Tim was singing out in the audience and someone firmly grabbed onto his leg and wouldn’t let go as he was moving through the crowd, He instinctively swatted to try to keep them from ripping his jeans (which they succeeded at doing!), and so he could get to more fans who could slap hands with him before the end of the show.”

Watch the video below