Kelsea Ballerini was hit in the face by a random object while performing onstage.
Ballerini was performing her hit song “If You Go Down” at Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise, Idaho on Wednesday when she was smacked in the face and forced to stop her performance.
The frightening scene was captured on social media when Ballerini seemingly tended to her eye and headed backstage after a brief conversation with her violinist.
While it’s unclear what hit the artist in the face, numerous fans in attendance believe it was a bracelet.
“Can we just talk about what happened,” Ballerini asked the crowd when she returned to the stage. “All I care about is keeping everyone safe. If you ever don’t feel safe, please let someone around you know.
“If anyone’s pushing too much or you just have that gut feeling, just always flag it. Don’t throw things. You know?”
The incident caused Ballerini’s official fan account to issue a social media message pleading with fans to stop throwing objects on stage.
“Guys. I know we all mean well. We all want to show Kelsea love the best way we know how and shower her with all the gifts,” the fan account tweeted Wednesday. “But throwing things on stage where artists are already so vulnerable is NOT the move.”
“If you can’t hand it to her, there are so many other options. Lord, give it to us! We will make sure it gets to her,” the statement continued.
“But PLEASE don’t put her in danger like this. Again, I know you all mean well, but this is becoming a safety issue. We love you guys. We do. But please make it stop.”
It’s unclear whether the person who tossed the item was kicked out of the arena.
The incident follows other trending similar fan interactions in recent days.
Bebe Rexha was left with a black eye and stitches when a thoughtless concertgoer threw a cell phone at her face earlier this month in New York City.
After being hit in the eye, Bebe Rexha, 33, was forced to abandon her act at The Rooftop at Pier 17 early.
The fan was later detained.
A concertgoer smacked singer Ava Max on stage during her Los Angeles performance just days later.
An unidentified fan allegedly jumped onstage and brutally assaulted Max, 29, while she was performing.
She later stated on Twitter that she had suffered an eye injury.
Pink, the singer, was also faced with some surprises during her recent London show.
While the “Trustfall” singer was not injured, she was taken aback when a concertgoer threw a bag of their mother’s ashes on stage during her headline act at the British Summer Time event in London over the weekend.