Pugh was hit in the head by an unknown object while performing in Brazil.
Florence Pugh had an object thrown at her during an appearance at the Comic-Con Experience 2023 (CCXP) in Brazil. As part of the Dune: Part 2 promo Pugh attended the event in São Paulo along with her colleagues Timothée Chalamet, Austin Butler and Zendaya Coleman to talk about the new film. As the actors posed for a photo, an object flew into the actress’s face and she jumped in shock.
A video on X shows the incident and the cast’s shock:
What exactly was thrown at Pugh is unclear. But her pained face suggests that it wasn’t a cuddly toy or something similar.
The fact that fans throw things at stages and stars is a problem that not only Florence Pugh has had to experience first hand. On June 18, 2023, Bebe Rexha suffered a laceration after a fan threw his cell phone at her head and Lil Nas X had to interrupt his live show in Sweden on July 1 after someone threw a sex toy onto the stage.
Another throwing attack case: US pop star Pink was performing at the BST Hyde Park Festival on June 25th and was performing the 2001 hit “Just Like A Pill” when a fan threw a small transparent bag onto the stage threw. A video shows the 43-year-old singer taking a quick look at the bag, then looking irritated at the audience and asking the person: “Wait, is that your mother?” After a short pause in which the person apparently confirms this , Pink says, “I don’t know how I feel about that.”