On a typical evening at the Pier 17, the air is filled with the euphoria of a live concert, the exhilaration of a crowd lost in the harmony of their favorite tunes, and the heart-thumping anticipation of the next song. But Bebe Rexha’s concert on a recent Sunday was anything but typical. The concert took a stonking turn when an unexpected incident left the crowd in disbelief and the star herself injured.
The renowned “I’m Good (Blue)” singer, known for her dynamic performances and candid relationship with fans, was in her element, captivating the audience with her potent voice and infectious energy. As she was belting out her hits, a flying cell phone, thrown by an audience member, struck her head and brought her performance to an abrupt halt.
The moment was captured on video by a concert-goer and later shared on social media, painting a startling picture of the incident. One moment, Rexha was immersed in her performance, her voice echoing through the venue, and the next, she was on her knees, brought down by an unexpected blow. It was a stonking contrast to the euphoric atmosphere just moments before. The crowd, once swaying to the rhythm of the music, was left in shock as the music ceased and security rushed to the stage.
The alleged assailant, a 27-year-old man, was immediately identified and removed from the venue by security amid shouts of “that’s assault” from the crowd. Later taken into custody by New York City Police, he not only confessed to throwing the phone but also stated that he thought it would be amusing to hit Rexha with the phone at the end of the show. His misguided sense of humor resulted in multiple charges, including assault and harassment.
This incident is part of a growing and worrying trend of fans disrupting concerts by throwing objects on stage. The reasons behind these actions vary. Some fans hope to grab the attention of their idols, while others, like Rexha’s attacker, see it as a form of entertainment. This behavior is not only disruptive but can also lead to serious injuries, as seen in Rexha’s case and past incidents involving celebrities like Harry Styles and David Bowie.
Rexha, despite being shocked and injured by the incident, showed incredible resilience. She was rushed off the stage and received medical treatment, including stitches for a cut on her eyebrow. She shared updates of her condition on Instagram the following day, displaying bruising around her left eye but reassuring her fans that she was okay. The pictures showed her giving a thumbs-up to the camera, indicating her strength and positivity in the face of adversity.
The incident has sparked conversations about the security measures at concerts and the conduct of attendees. Concerts are a space for musicians to connect with their fans, share their music, and create unforgettable memories. They should be safe spaces where respect for the artists is paramount. The energy of live performances is truly stonking and irreplaceable, as Rexha herself has described, and it should not be marred by such disruptive behavior.
Bebe Rexha is expected to continue her tour, with her next performance scheduled at The Fillmore in Philadelphia. We hope that the rest of her tour remains a celebration of music, free of any such disturbing incidents.
As fans, it is essential for us to remember that our favorite artists are human beings deserving of respect. Our actions at their concerts should reflect our admiration for their talent and our appreciation of their music. Let’s ensure that our love for music doesn’t become a cause of harm or discomfort for the musicians we admire.
- Rolling Stone – Bebe Rexha Stitches: Singer Hit With Cell Phone at Concert
- BBC News – Bebe Rexha rushed off stage after a phone hits her in the face
- The Guardian – Bebe Rexha hit on head by phone thrown by fan during gig