Drummer Gets Hit By A Flying Axe On Live TV!
During last Sunday’s live telecast of Fox & Friends, TV presenter host Pete Hegseth hurled a hatchet to tease an up and coming section on timbersports, missed the objective, and hit a walking drummer. West Point’s unbelievable Hellcats walking band played all through the show, to pay tribute to Flag Day and the Army’s 240th birthday. One of its lead drummers, Jeff Prosperie, performed contiguous the confined area where Hegseth snatched the hatchet and hurled it at an extensive wooden board for a section tease.
How could the cast of Fox & Friends, a reality show about several adults who can’t read, get any worse? How about if its anchors started throwing sharp weapons at people on the street? For some reason, co-anchor Pete Hegseth attempted to throw an ax at a target just before a commercial break. Several West Point drummers were lined up behind said target, drumming away to celebrate Flag Day. But instead of hitting the target, or even the wooden wall holding up the target, the ax sailed over and nailed one of the drummers right in the arm—by some miracle not dismembering him. Drummer Jef Prosperie recounted the ax-blow on Facebook:
I was hit by an axe while performing a drum solo live on National TV…..words I never imagined saying! This happened last Sunday and I have been reluctant to post but starting to receive inquiries from concerned family and friends. 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.
Pat, we were doing commercial bumps on Fox and Friends Sunday morning celebrating the Army’s 240th birthday and flag day. 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.
“I think the anchor person went rogue and decided to throw it.”
The hatchet flew over the objective by more than a couple crawls and hit somebody off-camera, behind the load up. Fox demonstrated Hegseth frowning, while observers measured their mouths in stun. The cameras then slice to the walking band, playing out the tease with the drum solo, while Prosperie strolled around out of sight, noticeably getting his right arm. We never really see the hatchet hit the drummer (all the more on that later).
In the accompanying section, Prosperie showed up again on-camera — this time for a brief meeting with Hegseth, clarifying the sources and history of the Hellcat band. Interestingly, Prosperie is no more snatching his arm and shows up for the most part uninjured. Hegseth doesn’t at all notice what had quite recently happened minutes prior. Watch the meeting underneath:
Be that as it may, that wasn’t the end of this story. On Saturday morning, Prosperie presented on his Facebook an extensive passionate message about the episode:
I was hit by a hatchet while performing a drum solo live on National TV… ..words I never envisioned saying! This happened last Sunday and I have been hesitant to post yet beginning to get request from concerned family and companions. I am appreciative to God that the twofold sided cutting edge just hit broadside on the external elbow with critical effect and several cuts as it fell along my wrist. It could have been much more regrettable or deadly. Concentrating on full physical and passionate recuperation.
Squeezed for more data by loved ones, he expounded:
My administration let me know they were told there would be no hatchet tossing. I think the grapple individual denounced any and all authority and chose to toss it. He had just tossed it once before practically speaking for an up and coming portion and they instructed him to toss it with more drive. The vid you see is altered demonstrating the Televised segment of the toss and after that altered to a parcel that was tackled somebody’s telephone of us being videoed. The part that was really broadcast demonstrated the toppled hatchet and afterward segued to us for the drum solo knock, just revealing to me strolling behind the segment holding my arm. The genuine part where the hatchet hit me was not broadcast. Poor choice, evident carelessness, ought not have happened, could have been evaded. At the point when shooting or tossing, dependably recognize what is behind your objective. Fundamental security principle. I’m feeling honored on Father’s day with my 5 youngsters, alive, and with all appenda.