Cate Blanchett Got Injured on Stage, But Fine Now
While performing on stage, there’s a risk an actor or actress got injured. Sadly, the unfortunate thing happened to Cate Blanchett.
The Oscar-winning actress was struck with a prop radio during a fight scene in a preview performance of A Streetcar Named Desire at the Sydney Theater Company in Sydney , Australia , on Wednesday night. Blanchett suffered a head injury.
The incident happened when co-star Joel Edgerton threw a radio out of a window which accidentally hit Blanchett on the back of the head, causing her to bleed. Blanchett went on with the show, she and the audience were not aware of the seriousness of the injury until she realized she was injured. An audience member told Sydney ‘s Macquarie Radio it soon became clear the accident was not part of the play, with the sight of blood streaming down the back of her head and her neck.
40-year-old Blanchett, who plays deluded Southern belle Blanche DuBois, stepped down from the stage, the theater’s house lights were turned on as a sign the show had been canceled, and then the audience was asked to leave the building.
Later on, Sydney Theater Company spokesman Tim McKeough said to media that the injury was minor. McKeough explained the incident, saying, “Another actor lifted the prop above his head, and she somehow sustained a minor blow to the head.” He also denied reports the radio prop had been thrown at her, “That is not correct. There is no point in the show in which the radio is thrown at her.” McKeough added the good news, “I’ve spoken to Cate, she’s absolutely fine and we anticipate the show will go ahead tonight.”
After Australia, the production is scheduled to come to Washington, D.C. , in October, and Brooklyn, N.Y. , in November. Hopefully The Aviator actress will be okay for her next performances. Get well soon, Cate!
[ via Yahoo! News ]