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Harry Styles hit in the eye with object while performing

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A dangerous craze has gotten into fans at concerts with more incidents of artists getting hit in the face with objects occuring. This new trend sees fans throw things at performing artists, whether it be bracelets, roses, cellphones, and even human cremations.


This trend dates back decades but appears to have seen a recent surge and has resulted in artists getting seriously injured.


In the most recent incident, singer Harry Styles was hit in the face by a flying object while he was on stage during his Love On Tour concert in Vienna, Austria on Saturday. Video footage posted on social media by concertgoers shows the “As It Was” singer walking on the stage as an object hits him in the eye.



Sadly, this unfortunate incident isn’t the first time the singer has been hit by flying objects while performing on stage. In 2022, Styles was hit by Skittles thrown at him during a concert in Los Angeles.


The incident prompted the official Skittles Twitter account to post a message to their followers saying, “Didn’t think I needed to say this: Please don’t throw Skittles.”



More on-stage incidents


Harry Styles joins a group of artists who have recently experienced incidents where objects were thrown at them while performing on stage. This unfortunate list includes Drake, Bebe Rexha, Kelsea Ballerini, and Ava Max.


Rexha and Drake were both targeted with cell phones thrown at them during their performances, resulting in Rexha sustaining a significant eye injury.



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In June, Ballerini was struck in the face by a bracelet that was flung toward her while she was singing. This caused her to pause the song, step offstage momentarily, and then resume her performance.


Similarly, Ava Max was unexpectedly struck in the face by a concertgoer who managed to breach the stage before being swiftly apprehended by security.


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Danielle Mentoor
Danielle Mentoor
Danielle is Smile FM's PM drive news reader. She has been in the radio industry for 3 years and started her career at a community radio station. When she's not keeping you up to date with the latest news, she's exploring the outdoors.

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