Singer Kelsea Ballerini has become the latest victim of an unusual — and strange — trend of performers falling victim to random objects thrown at them on stage.
The “Dibs” artist had to stop his show on June 28 in Boise, Idaho While she was performing “If You Go Down” at Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden, she was struck in the face with an unknown object by a fan.
A viral TikTok video shows that after taking care of her face and changing clothes, the 29-year-old addressed the crowd, explaining what had happened and talking about the safety of her fans.
“Can we talk about what happened?” He asked. “I only care about keeping everyone safe. If you ever don’t feel safe, please tell someone near you.”
“If someone is putting too much pressure or you feel like it, always flag it. Don’t throw things. You know?” she added.
Ballerini is the latest victim in a long series of incidents in which fans have either injured performers by throwing heavy objects at them, or simply groped them awkwardly.
Recently, Pink was shocked when a fan threw a bag containing her mother’s bones onto the stage while she was singing.
Other encounters in June include Bebe Rexha being hurried off the stage in New York after getting hit in the face with a cellphone and Ava Max was hit by a stage crasher During a performance in Los Angeles. During a show in Toronto last year, while Lady Gaga was singing the encore “Hold My Hand”, someone threw what appeared to be a toy at her, hitting her on the head.
And, of course, there’s also a history involving Harry Styles, well, Everything from Skittles to Tampons Even the chicken nuggets.
During a 2022 performance in New York City, Styles responded to a crowd asking him to eat chicken: “I don’t eat chicken, sorry. I do not eat meat.”
Even brands have started cracking down on fans for their rude behavior Skittles is taking out a full page ad in the Los Angeles Times, asking people to “protect the rainbow”. taste the rainbow. But please, don’t throw the rainbow.”