Ouch! During a taping of ‘Fox & Friends’ on Sunday, June 14, co-host Pete Hegseth threw an ax during a segment missing the bullseye by quite a long shot. As he tossed the bladed ax, it missed the target and actually hit a marching band member in the background.
Pete Hegseth may want to think again before throwing an ax on television, or in general! While filming a ‘timbersports’ segment, Pete threw an ax flew at an intended target, but instead, the co-host of Fox & Friends hit one of West Point’s legendary Hellcats’ band members. Click to watch the lead drummer, Jeff Prosperie, get struck by the ax!
Phew! We are glad we can say he is okay after the bladed incident. During the taping, Pete was filming for an upcoming segment focused on timbersports, thus why the ax was involved. In the clip that aired, you see Pete throw the ax and as it flew over the target he quickly hunched over in fear after realizing what just happened. Along with Pete, bystanders in the background were seen in disbelief after what they witnessed. While Fox didn’t show the actual footage of the ax hitting Jeff on air, the drummer posted the video on Facebook showing the moment of impact.
As Jeff was seen holding his arm in shock, he later appeared back on camera for a segment to discuss the history behind the Hellcats. Glad to see he wasn’t too hurt! After the segment ended, Jeff took to his personal Facebook to explain a bit more about what actually happened.
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. The vid you see is edited showing the Televised portion of the throw and then edited to a portion that was taken on someone’s phone of us being videoed. The part that was actually televised showed the overthrown axe and then segued to us for the drum solo bump, only showing me walking behind the section holding my arm. The actual part where the axe hit me was not televised. 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’m feeling blessed on Father’s day with my 5 children, alive, and with all limbs.
HollywoodLifers – What do you think of the video showing Fox & Friends co-host hitting the drummer with the ax? Should Pete get in trouble for what happened? Let us know your thoughts!
— Joey Parker