Bebe Rexha says tour ‘must go on' despite ‘unfortunate' end to New York show
Bebe Rexha says her tour “must go on” despite her previous show in New York having ended in “an unfortunate way”.
The singer sustained facial injuries after an audience member threw a phone, which hit the pop star in the face and caused her to fall to the ground.
Ahead of her show in Philadelphia on Tuesday, she posted on social media, hailing the “amazing show” in her hometown of New York.
“Although the show ended in an unfortunate way it was still an amazing show in my hometown,” she said.
“Thank you so much New York. I love You. The tour must go on!!! Philly next! Which show you coming to?!”
Rexha also showed off her injuries on Instagram in a short video where she pouted and chuckled, captioning it “still making a black eye look sexy lolol”.
Videos shared online from the New York gig showed the phone flying through the air and hitting the star on her forehead, causing her to stumble back and then fall to her knees.
A 27-year-old man was later arrested and charged with assault over the incident.
Nicolas Malvagna, from New Jersey, was arrested on Sunday, a spokesperson from the New York Police Department told the PA news agency.
A legal representative for Malvagna said: “Nicolas, like many other fans, was hoping to interact in some way with Ms Rexha as the phone was returned. It was never his intention to injure Ms Rexha in any way.”
Rexha will bring her Best F’n Night Of My Life Tour to London on July 28 when she will play the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
She is best known for hits including I’m Good (Blue), a collaboration with DJ David Guetta, and has written songs for stars including Eminem, Rihanna and Selena Gomez.