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EntertainmentPaula Abdul Accidentally Injured Julianne Hough with Hat During Billboard Music Awards Performance

19:20  02 may  2019
19:20  02 may  2019 Source:   people.com

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During her first live performance in 30 years at the Billboard Music Awards , pop icon Paula Abdul hit 'America's Got Talent' judge Julianne Hough with her flying hat . Paula Abdul Straight Up Injured Julianne Hough During Her Performance at the Billboard Music Awards .

Paula Abdul Accidentally Injured Julianne Hough with Hat During Billboard Music Awards Performance . “The result of the honor of being hit in the neck by @ PaulaAbdul ’s flying hat !” she wrote. “Love you, babe!!!” Abdul quickly responded, quipping: “OMG IM PEEING MY PANTS!!!!!

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Paula Abdul‘s show-stopping performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday night had one accidental casualty — Julianne Hough‘s neck!

As the pop veteran, 56, danced and sang through a spirited medley of her biggest hits, at one point she threw a large black hat off of her head and into the crowd. As the hat flew off, it hit Hough directly in the neck, causing her to laughingly gasp and turn toward the camera.

After the show, Hough, 30, shared a photo of herself still wearing her glam awards show outfit with what appeared to be a white neck brace around her neck. In the snap, the dancer smiled and gave two thumbs up.

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Paula Abdul accidentally flung her hat directly into Julianne Hough ’s face during her performance at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday Paula Abdul and Julianne Hough attend the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

During her performance at Wednesday night's awards , Paula Abdul dramatically tossed her black hat into the crowd -- where it hit Hough in the neck. Hough clearly had a sense of humor about the accident, tweeting an image of herself after the awards wearing her sparkly evening wear and a neck

“The result of the honor of being hit in the neck by @PaulaAbdul’s flying hat!,” she wrote. “Love you, babe!!!”

Abdul quickly responded, quipping: “OMG IM PEEING MY PANTS!!!!! You know it was with love.”

Be sure to check out PEOPLE’s Billboard Music Awards coverage to get the latest news on music’s big night.

Abdul’s performance included her 1988 No. 1 hit “Straight Up,” her breakthrough smash “(It’s Just) The Way That You Love Me,” as well as chart toppers “Opposites Attract,” “Cold Hearted” and “Forever Your Girl.”

She received a standing ovation from the audience — as well as the adoration of host Kelly Clarkson — at the end of the performance, which saw her doing everything from tap-dancing to leaping into the waiting arms of her dancers.

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Paula Abdul closed out the Billboard Music Awards with a truly knockout performance — and Julianne Hough was almost a casualty of the former "American Idol" judge's choreography. Paula Abdul accidentally whacked Julianne Hough with her hat toss at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards .

Paula Abdul accidentally injured Julianna Hough during her energetic set at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday night (May 1). Dancer and sometime country singer Julianne Hough ended up on the injured list after Abdul tossed her hat into the audience, striking Hough in the neck.

It’s been 30 years since Abdul hit No. 1 with four tracks from her debut album Forever Your Girl, which spent 64 weeks on the Billboard charts.

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Abdul opened up about returning to the stage during E! News’ red carpet pre-show.

“For me, I think if you align yourself in that heart space what you love to do, then you’re on the right path,” she said. “You have to be willing to make sharp left turns and sharp right turns … It’s hard to make it in this business. You can’t take things too seriously, and as I get older the more I’m in the moment, the more I appreciate everything that’s going on.”

The singer added: “I’m doing it for my mom and my dad!”

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The former American Idol judge’s big performance came two weeks after she revealed her father Harry died just one year after Abdul lost her mother Lorraine.

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"Straight Up" singer Paula Abdul whipped her hat into the crowd during a performance at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards and smacked Julianne Hough in the Afterward, Hough even joked about the wacky moment by tweeting a photo of herself in a neck brace while giving Abdul two thumbs up.

Hough shares a hilarious photo to Twitter after Abdul hit her in the neck with a hat during one viral Julianne Hough Reacts to Being Pelted In the Neck by Paula Abdul at the Billboard Music While Hough was clearly enjoying the performance -- seriously, the camera cut to her every 30 seconds for

“My Father was, and always will be, my superhero. ♥️????????” she wrote alongside several photos of the pair together on April 17. “Thank you ALL for the heartfelt condolences. Your love and support is comforting me during this difficult time. xoP”

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Abdul also posed with Taylor Swift ahead of the big awards show.

On Wednesday night, Swift, 29, shared a photo of herself with two of her cats and Abdul on Instagram.

“I’m trying to give them a normal upbringing but when the little ones and I ran into the flawless @paulaabdul on the way to red carpet we STRAIGHT UP had to get a pic,” she captioned the shot, which featured her cats Olivia Benson and Benjamin Button.

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Later on the red carpet, Abdul spoke to Access Hollywood about the shot — and dropped a major bomb.

“I’m allergic to cats!” she said “I love cats, but I’ve tried allergy shots. Certain dogs I’m allergic to as well.”

However, the photo was a possible turning point for the former American Idol judge.

“I’m thinking maybe I’m not as allergic as I used to be, because I did fine.”

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