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Pete Hegseth, Fox Co-Host, Accidentally Hits West Point Drummer With Ax

By    |   Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 10:19 AM

Pete Hegseth, a co-host on "Fox & Friends," accidentally hit West Point drummer Jeff Prosperie with a double-sided ax during a segment earlier this month.

According to Mediaite.com, the accident happened during an outdoor segment on timbersports on 6th Avenue in Manhattan on June 14. The legendary Hellcats marching band attended to play in honor of Flag Day and the Army’s 240th birthday.

 

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.

Posted by Jeff Prosperie on Saturday, June 20, 2015


In a Facebook post on Saturday, Prosperie said, "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."

Asked by friends and family what exactly led to the throwing of the ax, Prosperie elaborated.

"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," he explained.

"The actual part where the ax 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 five children, alive, and with all limbs."

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