Baby Rexha gave fans an update on how she is recovering after a concertgoer threw a phone in her face during a recent performance.
“I’m fine,” the 33-year-old pop star wrote via Instagram on Monday, June 19, alongside two selfies showing off her black eye. In the blink of an eye, she gave a thumbs up showing the bandage over her right eye, where she received stitches. Rexha also shared a TikTok video of his injuries after the incident, adding the caption “I’m fine guys.”
Rexha was on stage at a concert in New York on Sunday, June 18, when an audience member threw a cellphone at her from the crowd. Video of the performance shows Rexha grabbing her face and dropping to her knees after the phone made contact with her head. Another video showed the singer waving to fans as members of her crew escorted her off stage.
“On Sunday, June 18, 2023 at approximately 10 p.m., police received a report of an assault that occurred at the Pier 17 concert space located at 89 South Street, within the 1st Precinct limits,” the PDPD said. New York. in a statement, adding that the attacker “intentionally threw a cellphone” at Rexha. Authorities also confirmed that a 27-year-old New Jersey resident Nicholas Malvagna was arrested and charged with assault.
After the incident, Rexha’s fans and colleagues flooded her Instagram comments section with messages of support. “Dude, what the fuck? ! ” writing Lauren Jauregui, formerly of Fifth Harmony. “I’m so sorry baby😩 so fucked up.” Bella Poarch added, “Sending love your way…Feel better soon!” while Betty Who wrote: “Please no one throwing things at this beautiful woman unless it’s bras!! get well soon my sister!!!”
Rexha’s New York performance was part of her Best F*n night of my life tour, which began in May. His next tour date is set for Tuesday, June 20 at the Fillmore in Philadelphia.
Although she’s never had a black eye from a fan before, Rexha has spoken about her experience with overzealous listeners before.
“Once I was in a hotel and I got a phone call from a fan who wanted an autographed T-shirt from me. This girl found out where I lived and my room even though I didn’t have not my room in my name,” Rexha said. British GQ in June 2018. “I offered to send her one, but she told me she was actually in the lobby. She said she would come up to my room. I was panicked! I sent someone down the hall to give it to him.