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LIST: Celebrities who got hit by random objects during their concerts—and how they reacted

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Jul 10, 2023 3:22 pm

It takes a tremendous amount of preparation and hard work for celebrities to give their fans a good time during their concerts, and the last thing they need is to get hit by random objects onstage. 

Unfortunately, a string of incidents saw international singers getting injured after they were hit in the face by some items thrown at them. Some had to momentarily pause to collect themselves before going on with the show, while others had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Here are some singers who were unfortunate victims of being hit in the face in the middle of their performance.

Harry Styles

Harry Styles is the latest person to fall victim to this incident after he was hit in the eye while he was performing at his Love on Tour stop in Vienna.

In a video captured by a concertgoer, the singer can be seen walking on the stage before he winced in pain after an object was thrown at him and hit him in the eye. He then bent down and put his hand over his face in an attempt to collect himself before continuing to walk forward.

Bebe Rexha
Bebe Rexha / Instagram

Perhaps one of the more extreme cases of this trend, Bebe Rexha made headlines in June when she collapsed on stage after being hit by a flying phone.

The incident occurred during the singer's Best F'N Night of My Life tour in The Rooftop at Pier 17, New York. The 33-year-old artist was walking towards the audience during her last song when a phone came flying towards her and slammed against the side of her head.

The impact was so strong that Rexha had to be escorted out of the concert venue by a medic and her team and be taken to the hospital. The man who threw the phone was later arrested, reasoning that he did it because he thought "it would be funny."

Rexha later eased the growing concern of her fans by posting a picture of herself showing her stitches and black eye, with the caption "I'm good" as she raised a thumbs-up sign.


Like Rexha's case, a phone was also used to hit Drake while he was performing in Chicago for the opening night of his It's All a Blur Tour.

In a video footage, the rapper was hit on the wrist after a concertgoer threw an object at him onstage. Drake simply brushed the incident off, seemingly unhurt by the impact, and continued performing his own rendition of Ginuwine's So Anxious for his fans.

Kelsea Ballerini
Kelsea Ballerini / Instagram

Kelsea Ballerini had to stop her concert when she also became a victim of getting hit in the face with an object thrown by someone from the crowd.

The country-pop singer had been serenading the audience with a song at the Idaho Botanical Garden when she suddenly stopped performing as she felt something hit her face, which turned out to be a bracelet of some sort.

Although she tried to keep the show going by playing her acoustic guitar, she then made a "stop" hand signal to the crowd before exiting the stage.

Ballerini later took to Instagram to let her fans know that she was feeling okay and shared a lengthy statement in her Instagram story.

"I’m fine. Someone threw a bracelet, it hit me in the eye, and it more so just scared me than hurt me. We all have triggers and layers of fears way deeper than what is shown, and that’s why I walked off stage to calm down and make sure myself, band and crew, and the crowd all felt safe to continue," she wrote.

"That’s all I ever want, is for shows to feel like a safe place for us all. I love you and appreciate all of the concern, lets make the last two shoes of the heartfirst tour the best yet," she added.


Pink's concert was interrupted when a fan threw a bag of their mother's ashes onto the stage. Although it didn't hit the artist in the face nor any part of her body, it still left her confused and disturbed by the incident.

In a video shared by a concertgoer, Pink was in the middle of a song during Hyde Park’s British Summer Time festival when she noticed a plastic bag on the stage. She then bent down to reach for it and paused for a while when she realized what it contained.

Pink asked someone from the crowd, "Wait, this is your mom?" before saying, "I don't know how I feel about this."

The singer gently put the bag beside the speaker and continued singing Just Like a Pill, but it was clear that she was still shaken by what had happened.

Although she never fully addressed the incident, many netizens felt that the fan's actions were inappropriate, and urged others to display more respect for artists and their personal space.