A drummer was lucky to escape serious injury after being hit by a flying axe on US TV.
As the national TV program Fox & Friends was heading into a commercial break, co-host Pete Hegseth threw an axe at a target to tease an upcoming segment on timbersports.
But the throw was a shocker, and instead of hitting the target, the axe struck drummer Jeff Prosperie in the arm.
On his Facebook page, Prosperie said he had been reluctant to post about the incident but decided to explain what happened after being inundated with concerned inquiries from family and friends.
“I was hit by an axe while performing a drum solo live on National TV … words I never imagined saying!” wrote Prosperie.
“My leadership told me they were told there would be no axe 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.
“Poor decision, obvious negligence, should not have happened, could have been avoided. When shooting or throwing, always know what is behind your target. Basic safety rule.
“I am thankful to God that the double sided blade only hit broadside on the outer elbow with significant impact and a couple of cuts as it fell along my wrist. It could have been much worse or fatal. Focusing on full physical and emotional recovery.”