Concertgoer injures Bebe Rexha during her New York City concert
Bebe Rexha is a popular singer/songwriter who recently performed in New York City as part of her Best F*N Night Of My Life Tour. Unfortunately, one concertgoer took things too far and threw their cell phone at Rexha, injuring her in the process. The incident has sparked outrage among fans and has raised important questions about safety at concerts and the behavior of concertgoers.
The incident took place during Rexha’s headlining set on June 18 in New York City. In the middle of her performance, a fan threw their cell phone at her, striking her in the face and causing a laceration that required two stitches. Rexha fell to her knees and held her face as crew members rushed to her side to assist her. The show was cut short, and Rexha was transported to a local hospital via ambulance.
Rexha Updates Fans on Social Media
On June 19, Rexha took to social media to update fans on her condition. In a post that included two photos of her injuries, she assured fans that she was okay:
“I’m good. I’m okay you guys,” Rexha wrote on Instagram alongside some brutal images of her injury.
Police Make an Arrest
The New York Police Department (NYPD) quickly apprehended the concertgoer responsible for injuring Rexha. They identified Nicolas Melvagna, a 27-year-old man, as the culprit and charged him with assault. TMZ reported that the charge was upgraded to a felony due to Melvagna using the phone as a weapon.
Rexha Continues Tour After Injury
Despite her injuries, Rexha resumed her tour and performed at her next show as scheduled. She has several dates remaining on her Best F*N Night Of My Life Tour, which continues through the end of June.
Why Did This Happen?
The question on everyone’s mind is why a concertgoer would throw their phone at a performer like Bebe Rexha. While the motive behind the incident is unclear, it highlights a larger issue of safety and respect at concerts and other live events.
What Can Be Done to Prevent This?
Concert promoters, venue managers, and security professionals all have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their guests. While no one can predict or prevent every incident, there are steps that can be taken to mitigate risk:
- Concertgoers should be reminded of appropriate behavior and warned of the consequences of inappropriate behavior
- Security measures should be increased, including bag checks and metal detectors, to prevent harmful objects from entering the venue
- Security personnel should be trained to identify and address potentially dangerous situations before they escalate
- If incidents do occur, there should be a clear protocol for responding to them, including first aid and emergency medical response
The incident involving Bebe Rexha and a concertgoer who threw their cell phone at her is a stark reminder of the importance of safety and respect at live events. While it cannot be guaranteed that incidents like this will never occur, concert promoters and security personnel have a responsibility to take steps to prevent them from happening and to respond quickly and appropriately if they do.
Is Bebe Rexha okay after the incident?
Yes, Bebe Rexha sustained a laceration that required two stitches, but she is okay and has resumed her tour.
Who threw the cell phone at Bebe Rexha?
A 27-year-old man named Nicolas Melvagna was identified as the culprit and was charged with assault.
Has Bebe Rexha commented on the incident?
Yes, Rexha updated fans on social media and assured them that she was okay.
Will the incident affect the remaining tour dates?
It is unclear whether Rexha’s injury will affect the remaining tour dates.
What can be done to prevent incidents like this?
Concert promoters, venue managers, and security professionals all have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their guests. Security measures can be increased, concertgoers can be reminded of appropriate behavior, and security personnel can be trained to identify and address potentially dangerous situations.