A segment on Fox and Friends went bad Sunday when a co-host attempted to land an axe on a target in front of him.
The video above shows co-host Pete Hegseth overshoot the target and immediately react by trying to pull back what he had just done.
After the axe sailed over the target, it struck a drummer from the West Point band, which was on hand to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Army.
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Jeff Prosperie, the drummer, recounted on Facebook the experience of being on the receiving end of the axe throw:
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.
The Blaze noted in a follow up post that Prosperie wrote he thinks the Fox News host “went rogue and decided to throw” the axe, 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. “I’m feeling blessed on Father’s day with my 5 children, alive, and with all limbs.”