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Blanchett hurt during stage show

Cate Blanchett
Blanchett and her husband are artistic directors of the theatre.

Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett has suffered a minor injury after being hit by a prop during a live performance of A Streetcar Named Desire in Sydney.

The Elizabeth star was accidentally hit in the head with a radio during a fight scene with her co-star Joel Edgerton.

Audience members said she left the stage with blood pouring down her head. The show was subsequently cancelled.

Tim McKeough from the Sydney Theatre Company, said the star's injury was not serious and she was "absolutely fine".

"There was a minor incident on stage that unfortunately did injure Cate," he said.

"There was a moment when another actor lifted the prop above his head and she somehow sustained a minor blow to the head."

Blanchett, 40, and her husband, Andrew Upton, are joint artistic directors of the theatre company.



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