A Fox News anchor inadvertently hit a man with an axe on live television last week.
‘Fox and Friends’ co-host Pete Hegseth threw the weapon while trying to hit a bullseye on a wooden board.
Unfortunately, there was a marching band playing behind the board and the wayward throw actually hit one of the drummers!
The rogue axe ended up striking Jeff Prosperie of the West Point Hellcats marching band during the June 14 broadcast.
The drummer was on the set in honour of the Army’s 240th birthday and flag day, and suffered cuts on his wrist in the dramatic incident.
Writing on Facebook, Prosperie said:
It could have been much worse or fatal.
My leadership told me they were told there would be no ax throwing. I think the anchor person went rogue and decided to throw it. (He had) only thrown it once before in practice for an upcoming segment and they told him to throw it with more force.
When shooting or throwing, always know what is behind your target. Basic safety rule.
Prosperie called the incident “obvious negligence” saying that it should not have happened and could have been avoided.
I’ve heard about the dangers of live television but this is ridiculous!