Nicole Kidman ‘OK’ but ‘shaken’ after being hit by bike paparazzo
Talk about fashion roadkill! Nicole Kidman was struck by a paparazzo riding a bicycle in New York on Thursday during Fashion Week.
The Oscar-winning actress, wearing a light-colored, fitted dress and sky-high heels, fell to the ground after the impact outside Manhattan’s Carlyle Hotel, according to Us Weekly.
An eyewitness told the mag that the photographer’s name was Carl Wu and that he struck her as she emerged from the car that picked her up from the Calvin Klein show in Tribeca. The shutterbug had reportedly been pursuing the A-lister on the sidewalk, riding at about 20 mph, then lost control of his bike, which struck Kidman.
The “Paperboy” star, 46, reportedly yelled “Oh, my God!” and “Ow, ow,” Us said.
Police said officers issued three citations to Wu, 19: riding a bike on the sidewalk, riding a bike with no helmet and reckless endangerment. However, there were no criminal charges and no arrest, TMZ reported, with one cop saying “an accident’s an accident.”
Though Kidman is said to have looked hurt, she quickly got up and composed herself and appeared later that evening at the Calvin Klein Collection after-party unscathed and in a new frock.
“I’m OK,” Mrs. Keith Urban told the mag. “I went down, but I’m back up!”
She told the Associated Press she “was shaken” by the incident.
As to whether she’ll press charges, she said she’s “leaving that with the police,” Entertainment Tonight reported.
Well, at least the tumble didn’t go down on the runway.
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