A member of the audience nearly derailed a Harry Styles concert — by throwing candy.
While performing at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles in Monday night, part of his 15-night Love on Tour residency at the venue, Styles was hit in the eye with an object hurled from the audience.
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In video taken by concertgoers and shared on social media, Styles can be seen recoiling on impact, with his head snapping back and his hand immediately rising to his eye; like the pro he is, however, Styles brushed it off and continued waving to the crowed.
i have this view pic.twitter.com/TX7JXmH0wa
— hools 🍋 (@_h00lia_) November 15, 2022
like are you joking?? look how hard he recoils hope your eye is okay @Harry_Styles ❤️ pic.twitter.com/bqJzu4t6Y8
— miranda✊🏾✊🏽✊🏿 (@MirandaDawson99) November 15, 2022
According to Entertainment Weekly, the object that hit Styles in the eye was apparently a piece of Skittles candy, as reported by members of the audience.
This was was confirmed by Pauli the PSM, a member of Styles’ backing band, who spoke with fans during an Instagram Live session after the show.
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While revealing that Styles’ eye wasn’t injured, he added, “but do me a favour — don’t throw no more Skittles on stage.”
Pauli talked about harry's eye hit by a skittle in his ig live
Apparently his eye is okay pic.twitter.com/edd96fyRbT
— Harry Styles Band Update (@hsbandflorals) November 15, 2022