Singer Bebe Rexha shared a photo and an update with fans after being struck in the face by a cell phone while performing on stage in New York City.
The 33-year-old singer posted two pictures on Monday to her Instagram showing her injury. In one photo, the singer’s eye is purple and swollen with a cut just underneath her brow line. In the newest photo, she’s giving a thumbs up as her left eye is bruised dark purple with a bandage.
She captioned the post simply, “I’m good.”
On Sunday, the “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” hitmaker had to be rushed to the hospital after being struck in the head by a flying cell phone while she was performing at The Rooftop at Pier 17, Billboard reported.
Shortly after, videos began surfacing on social media showing the phone hitting the singer right in the face and her falling to the ground.
— Alex Chavez (@captiv_8_) June 19, 2023
Another video showed the singer being helped off-stage by crew members.
This is Bebe Rexha being rushed out of the concert venue here in NYC after someone threw a fucking phone and hit her face as she was leaving the stage. We were all having a hell of a good time and so was Bebe, we were all having a blast, I mean who would even do that??? We hope… pic.twitter.com/QQk2DanPdu
— Ross (@RossBernaud) June 19, 2023
New York Police Department has arrested 27-year-old Nicolas Malvagna, who’s been charged with two counts of assault, one count of harassment, one count of aggravated harassment, and one count of attempted assault, Rolling Stone reported.
He reportedly said he was “trying to see if he could” hit the singer with his phone at the end of the show because he thought “it would be funny,” Variety noted.
At the time of this publication, Rexha is still scheduled to appear at the Fillmore in Philadelphia on June 20. The show is part of her “Best F’n Night of My Life Tour,” which comes to an end in the United States on July 1 with two nights in Los Angeles.
In November 2022, while singer Harry Styles was performing, he was struck in the eye with Skittles candy being thrown from the crowd and had to spend the rest of the show rinsing his eyes with water.
The company later took out a full-page ad that said, “Protect the rainbow. Taste the rainbow. But please, don’t throw the rainbow.”