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Kelsea Ballerini stops concert after being hit in the face with object while performing
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@KelseaCentral

Kelsea Ballerini stops concert after being hit in the face with object while performing

She eventually returned to the stage to tell fans: "Don't throw things."

Singer Kelsea Ballerini was forced to stop a concert after being hit in the face with an object while performing earlier this week.

Ballerini, 29, was performing a live show at Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise, Idaho, on Wednesday (28 June).

However, midway through a song she was suddenly hit by an object that had been launched from the crowd.

Footage shared on social media shows Ballerini’s singing suddenly cut short as something hits her in the face.

Clearly shocked, the American singer-songwriter takes a step back, putting her hand to her cheek, as the crowd continues to sing.

Her violinist initially carries on playing, but upon realising something’s wrong, walks over to Ballerini to check she’s okay.

Kelsea Ballerini was hit by an object thrown from the crowd.

The pair have a brief conversation, before Ballerini resumes playing the guitar with her back to the audience.

But she eventually decides to stop altogether, taking her guitar off and leaving the stage.

When she returned, Ballerini addressed what happened, asking her fans not to ‘throw things’.

She told the crowd: “Can we just talk about what happened.

“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. Don’t throw things. You know?”

She was forced to temporarily stop the show.

Posting footage of the incident, fan account @KelseaCentral wrote: “Guys. I know we all mean well. We all want to show Kelsea love the best way we know how, and shower her with all the gifts.

“But throwing things on stage where artists are already so vulnerable is NOT the move. If you can’t hand it to her, there are so many other options. Lord, give it to us! We will make sure it gets to her.

“But PLEASE don’t put her in danger like this. Again, I know you all mean well, but this is becoming a safety issue. We love you guys. We do. But please make it stop.”

They added: “What we know at this point is that she is back on stage and okay. But please know that if you do this, you’re the reason why we can’t have caps on our water bottles.”

The news follows several similar incidents, including one concertgoer lobbing their phone at Bebe Rexha and Pink being thrown someone's mum's ashes.

Topics: Music, Celebrity, US News