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Kelsea Ballerini Stops Concert After Being Struck by Flying Object

June 30, 2023 1:48 pm GMT

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One of our country queens, Kelsea Ballerini, stopped her recent show in Boise, Idaho on Wednesday night (June 27) after being hit in the face by a mescellanious object.

While performing her current single, 'If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too)' at Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden, a fan in the crowd threw a bracelet at the 29-year-old star, hitting her near her eye.

In social media videos that have begun circulating the internet, Ballerini can be seen flinching mid-song before touching her face. After one of her bandmates checked on her, she left the stage and came back a few moments later.

“Can we just talk about what happened?” she asked the Iowa crowd. “All I care about is keeping everyone safe. If you ever don’t feel safe, please let someone around you know. If anyone’s pushing too much or you just have that gut feeling, just always flag it.” She added simply, “Don’t throw things. You know?”

The following day, Ballerini shared a statement of sorts on her Instagram story where she explained that someone had thrown her a bracelet and that she was more so scared than hurt.

"We all have triggers and layers of fears way deeper than what is shown, and that’s why I walked offstage to calm down and make sure myself, band and crew, and the crowd all felt safe to continue," she noted on socials. "I love you and appreciate all of the concern, let's make the last two shows of the Heartfirst Tour the best yet."

Later, she also shared photos on her Instagram feed from the show, asking everyone to "do a better job of keeping each other safe at shows."

Ballerini's onstage incident adds her name to the growing list of artists who have experienced this unfortunate trend, including recent instances with Bebe Rexha, Ava Max and Pink, among others.

The 'Peter Pan' hitmaker will close out her Heartfirst Tour on July 1 with a show at Arizona Financial Theatre in Phoenix.

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Written by Lydia Farthing
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