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Bebe Rexha collapses during show after being struck in head by fan’s phone

The pop singer was rushed out of the venue by medical staff

By Hollie Geraghty

Bebe Rexha performs live on The Kelly Clarkson Show
Bebe Rexha (Picture: YouTube/ ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’)

Bebe Rexha collapsed to the ground during a live show this weekend after being struck in the head by a fan’s phone.

The US pop singer was performing at the Rooftop at Pier 17 in New York as part of her ‘Best F’n Night of My Life’ tour on Saturday (June 18), when a concertgoer launched their phone at her.

In a fan-shot video shared to social media, the singer could be seen approaching the front of the stage when a phone was thrown with force and hit her on the head.

Rexha appeared startled and then fell down to her knees before a team of crew members rushed out from side stage.

“Absolutely great show ruined by a fan throwing their phone at @BebeRexha hopefully she is ok after that,” one person shared on Twitter.

In another video shared to social media, the ‘I’m Good (Blue)’ singer was escorted out of the venue with a team of medics around her while she held her head.

“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???” another fan asked on Twitter.

Other videos circulating show a man being escorted out of the crowd by security, with some accounts suggesting he was arrested.

According to pop culture page Pop Crave, the singer was reportedly taken to hospital, with her mother confirming that Rexha was getting stitches for the injury.

In April, the singer released her new album Bebe, which featured collaborations with Snoop Dogg, David Guetta and Dolly Parton.

“My grandmother used to play Dolly all the time,” Rexha told Rolling Stone of her collaboration with Parton on ‘Season’. “Nothing really excites my grandmother to be honest, and when I told her about Dolly, she was like ‘Oh, my gosh.”

“I was shaking, but she made me feel so comfortable and said that she was going to adopt me,” she says. “I’m waiting for those papers!”

She also spoke about her expectations for the recent live shows, her first headlining tour in six years. “I haven’t felt that energy, and I feel like it’s so important to be in front of people and performing and connecting,” she said. “You can’t describe that, and it’s just not the same when you listen to it on your computer versus live.”