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Fox News Host Could Have Killed Someone After Ax Stunt Went Horribly Wrong on Live TV


"Poor decision, obvious negligence, should not have happened, could have been avoided."

A Fox News stunt went horribly wrong on live television Sunday when a "Fox and Friends" co-host accidentally threw an ax over a target and hit an individual in New York City.

The stunt featured host Pete Hegseth and was aimed at promoting an upcoming segment on timber sports.

Video of the incident shows the ax sail over the target and hit drummer Jef Prosperie, who was standing behind the target.

"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," Prosperie wrote on Facebook.

[sharequote align="center"]"It could have been much worse or fatal."[/sharequote]

"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," he continued. "It could have been much worse or fatal. Focusing on full physical and emotional recovery."

In a followup post, Prosperie wrote that he thinks the Fox News host "went rogue and decided to throw" the ax, noting that "he had only thrown it once before in practice."

"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," he wrote.

A Fox News spokesperson did not immediately respond Monday to a request for comment.

(H/T: Gawker)

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