Blanchett Bloodied in Stage Accident

In Streetcar performance, radio destined for window finds her head instead
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2009 2:37 PM CDT
Cate Blanchett.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Cate Blanchett left the stage of a Sydney performance of A Streetcar Named Desire with a bloodied head after a prop mishap, the Telegraph reports. A co-star charged with throwing a radio out of window during a fight “sort of slipped and hit her in the head,” an audience member says.

“She just went straight on”—for about 30 seconds when, “blood streaming down the back of her head,” she took her exit. "Before we knew it, the lights were turned on and we were told there were technical difficulties and everyone had to evacuate." The actress, 40, is “absolutely fine,” a spokesman says, and will return tomorrow.