I never watch Fox & Friends, but I think I’m going to start. It has a lot more attempted limb-severing than most morning shows. At least that’s what this clip leads me to believe.
While filming a teaser for a segment on timbersports, co-host Pete Hegseth threw an ax at a target. However, the ax went high, overshooting the board and hitting a nearby West Point drummer in the arm.
The drummer in question, Jeff Prosperie, was there for a segment celebrating Flag Day. While he was not seriously injured, he did take to Facebook to complain.
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.
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.