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Florence Pugh Hit in the Face by Flying Object While Promoting ‘Dune: Part Two’ at CCXP in Brazil

Florence Pugh was hit in the face by a flying object during an appearance at CCXP 2023 on Sunday.

The actress was onstage with her fellow Dune: Part Two stars when an object was thrown in her direction, seemingly from the audience, and hit her in the face, according to videos circulating online.

In the videos, Pugh can be seen flinching and saying something that may have been “wow” or “ow” before putting her hand to her face and leaning over to pick up the object. It’s unclear what it was that hit her.

Among those joining her on the panel were stars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya and Austin Butler and writer-director Denis Villeneuve. Chalamet and Butler can be seen expressing surprise in the moment. Zendaya and Villeneuve appear to have missed the moment as they were engaged in conversation.

The Dune: Part Two cast and filmmaker were at the convention in São Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday to promote their upcoming sci-fi sequel. 

The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Pugh’s reps to check on her condition as well as for additional comment.

Pugh joins a growing list of celebrities who have been hit by objects thrown by fans while onstage.

Earlier this year, Bebe Rexha had to get stitches near her eyebrow after she was hit by a cell phone thrown during a concert in New York.

Harry Styles also was hit in the eye this summer during a performance, but the singer been hit multiple times by objects ranging from a bouquet to chicken nuggets to Skittles.

Kelsea Ballerini was struck in the face by what many online believed to be a bracelet during a performance, and Kid Cudi was reportedly hit by a water bottle in the face during a concert.

Others who have been hit by objects or even attacked by fans onstage have included Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Ava Max and Billie Eilish.

Over the summer, Adele noted all the incidents onstage while performing at her Las Vegas residency, warning fans: “Fucking dare you. Dare you to throw something at me. Have you noticed how people are, like, forgetting fucking show etiquette in America? They’re just throwing shit onstage.”

Todd Dukes, who works in executive protection for Justin Timberlake, told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year that the trend is “quite concerning.”

“I don’t know what the mindsets of the fans are right now,” he said. “As a security professional, it makes it a little bit more difficult. It makes it harder.”

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