The man who allegedly left Bebe Rexha bloodied and in want of stitches Sunday at an NYC live performance is now in police custody.
The 33-year-old “I’m Good (Blue)” singer was struck within the face with a cellphone and rushed off the stage on the Rooftop at Pier 17, a number of eyewitness advised The Post.
Rexha was rushed to the hospital the place she was handled for her accidents, which required three stitches, in line with TMZ.
The phone-pelter suspect was rapidly recognized, with cops arresting Nicolas Malvagna.
Malvagna, 27, was charged with assault, aggravated harassment, tried assault and harassment.
He allegedly tossed the telephone at Rexha for his personal amusement, prosecutors stated at his Monday night time arraignment.
“I used to be making an attempt to see if I might hit her with the telephone on the finish of the present as a result of it might be humorous,” Malvagna stated after the incident, in line with prosecutors.
Malvagna, from New Jersey, was freed with out bail on the Monday court docket listening to and a decide ordered him steer clear of Rexha.
“Bebe was wonderful — however on the finish of the present as she was leaving the stage, any individual threw what was apparently a telephone and hit her proper within the face,” fan Brian Good, 48, of Kearny, New Jersey, advised The Post Monday morning.
“She staggered round, fell down, and her individuals pulled her off the stage. Scary. Police have been coming into the constructing as we left, and we expect possibly an ambulance got here, too.”
Rexha was hit slightly below her left eye and crew members needed to rush to her support.
Videos shared throughout social media confirmed the Grammy-nominated songstress clutching her cheek as concertgoers chanted her identify. “She was down for what appeared like 30 seconds,” in line with one viewers member who spoke to The Post.
Forebodingly, earlier within the present, the platinum blonde headliner needed to cease a tune mid-performance as a result of individuals have been preventing and requested safety to separate them up: “Half-way by means of the set and individuals are already preventing…welcome to New York,” Rexha advised the viewers.
The Staten Island native has not but responded to The Post’s request for remark.
However, the star posted a photograph of her damage to Instagram early Monday, declaring: “Im good.”
Rexha’s followers instantly rushed to Twitter to precise their assist for her, with many condemning the weird assault.
“Wow, that is so vile, nasty, and disturbing. Bebe Rexha doesn’t deserve this in any respect. I hope she is okay, and I hope the one who threw the telephone will get charged with assault,” one follower tweeted.
“This is Bebe Rexha being rushed out of the live performance venue right here in NYC after somebody threw a f – – king telephone and hit her face as she was leaving the stage,” one other fan wrote. “We have been all having a hell of time and so was Bebe, we have been all having a blast, I imply who would even try this??? We hope you’re okay @BebeRexha.”
“Such a bizarre option to finish a terrific present—everybody strolling out in type of a daze,” concertgoer Brian Good advised The Post. “We couldn’t imagine what had simply occurred.”
“Bebe struggles so much within the trade due to their bias towards her age and weight,” he added. “She stored mentioning issues that had occurred to her within the metropolis or when she was rising up and the way completely satisfied the present was for her as a type of homecoming. Sad it ended like that.”
Meanwhile, Rexha’s Big Apple live performance was a part of her Best F’n Night of My Life tour which remains to be slated to incorporate 4 extra dates.
Other venues for the tour embody gigs on the Fillmore in Philadelphia, the Fillmore Silver Spring in Maryland, the Tabernacle in Atlanta and the Hard Rock Live Orlando in Florida.