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Cate Blanchett Suffers Head Injury During ‘Streetcar’ Performance

Cate Blanchett Suffers Head Injury During ‘Streetcar’ Performance

Cate Blanchett suffered a head injury on Wednesday (September 2) after she was hit by a prop during a live performance of her play, A Streetcar Named Desire.

The 40-year-old Aussie actress, who is portraying Blanche DuBois, was performing a fight scene with Joel Edgerton, who is playing Stanley Kowalski. During the scene, Joel threw a radio, as per the script, but it accidentally struck Cate on the head.

The house lights in the theater were then turned on and the rest of the performance was canceled.

An audience member tells AFP, “She had blood streaming down the back of her head and blood on the back of her neck. “She acted for about another 30 seconds, then ran into what we thought was the next scene, but before we knew it the lights were turned on and we were told there were technical difficulties and everyone had to evacuate the Sydney Theatre Company.”

Get well soon, Cate!

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  • Amy

    This is horrible! I hope nothing serious will result from this. I hope she recovers healthy. Thoughts are with her. :)

  • sophia

    Oh god how terrible! I hope she’ll recover well.


    How aweful! Hope she is ok!

  • H.

    Ouch! I’m sure the guys feels just awful. Feel better.

  • Wendy


    I hope hse is ok, suc unfortunate thing to happen during a play on the stage, Jesus!

  • julie

    Get better soon, Kate!!!!!!!!

  • ********

    Oh My… I hope she is alright…Getter better Cate

  • ihavenolife

    noooooooooooo, not cate! hope she’s alright!

  • Who Cares

    My thoughts are with her.

  • All Women Stalker

    Yikes, how terrible! Hope it’s nothing serious.


  • Maria

    OMG! I hope she didn’t protest not going to the hospital for an evaluation! Remember Natasha Richardson!. Cate is my favorite actress in the world. She shouldn’t take any chances. Infact she should cancel the nights performance and stay in the hospital for further test just to make sure everything is fine.

  • marie

    that is terrible
    i hope she recovers, and nothing serious will come as a result

  • adam & eve

    sh*t!!!!! i hope she’s okay.

  • yes

    Oh no! I hope she’s ok!

  • funny

    sorry, but that’s funny. Feel sorry for her of course but you have to admit that’s really funny. Get well soon, Cate

  • Hannah

    Hope she gets better soon. She is fantastic, even continued to act with blood streaming everywhere!

  • Aussie Girl

    Cate is great and seems down to earth.She could be taking it easy,living in a mansion in HW,only doing the odd role.Instead she is in her home country doing a play for peanuts!!Love her!!!

  • suppress your appetite

    damn! she is gorgeous!