Pop singer Bebe Rexha was rushed to the hospital on Sunday night following an unfortunate incident during her concert at The Rooftop at Pier 17 in New York. The 33-year-old artist was hit in the face by a thrown phone, abruptly ending the performance and causing her to seek medical attention.
The incident occurred as Bebe Rexha entertained the crowd with her popular hits, including “I’m Good (Blue),” when an audience member hurled a phone that struck the side of her face. Shocked and in pain, the singer immediately clutched her face and fell to her knees, prompting event organizers to escort her off-stage.
The New York Police Department stated on Monday that the singer had been hospitalized after the incident, and a 27-year-old man had been apprehended in connection with the assault.
According to the official police statement, “On Sunday, June 18, 2023, at approximately 2200 hours, police were notified of an assault that occurred at the concert space of Pier 17 located at 89 South Street, within the confines of the 1st Precinct,” the statement read.
“A preliminary investigation on scene determined that a 27-year-old male intentionally threw a cell phone at a 33-year-old female performer on stage, striking her about the face. The individual was taken into custody on scene and removed to the 1st Precinct for arrest processing. The aided female was removed by EMS to an area hospital in stable condition. Arrest report still pending at this time.”
I am doing good, says Bebe Rexha
Although unverified reports on social media suggest that Bebe Rexha received three stitches at the hospital, official details regarding her injuries have not been confirmed.
Taking to Instagram on Monday, Bebe Rexha shared an update with her fans, posting pictures of her bruised eye and stitches just below her eyebrow. In the accompanying caption, she reassured her followers, stating, “I’m good.”
The incident occurred during Bebe Rexha’s Best F’n Night Of My Life tour, which has garnered significant attention and praise from fans. Despite this unfortunate incident, the singer remains resilient and appreciative of the support she has received.
The investigation into the assault continues as fans and fellow artists express their concern and send well-wishes to Bebe Rexha for a swift recovery.