Really, Fox News? Really?!
On Flag Day last week, the Fox & Friends morning show cut to a commercial break when anchor Pete Hegseth decided he was going to try his hand at axe throwing.
There was only one problem — well, really two problems — Hegseth missed the mark (badly), and there were drummers performing right behind the target!!
The sharp blade of the axe slashed the arm of drummer Jeff Prosperie, who thankfully only sustained a couple of cuts and scrapes from the axe and not, you know, the loss of his arm.
Now, Prosperie is sharing his story — and the video Fox News didn’t want you to see!
Ch-ch-check out the crazy axe throw (below)!
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.
In a follow-up comment to another Facebook user who asked a question, Prosperie provided a little more information on the crazy and totally unnecessary event:
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.
For Prosperie — we are happy to see he’s OK! And as for Hegseth, um… can anybody say lawsuit?!
[Image via Jeff Prosperie/Facebook.]