Cate Blanchett Injured During Sydney Play

Sep. 2 2009, Published 1:56 p.m. ET

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Actress Cate Blanchett was bleeding from her head Tuesday in her native Australia, after she was hit with a 60s style radio during a fight scene in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

The Oscar-winner's injury forced the cancellation of Tuesday's show, though a theatre spokesperson said, ''Cate's fine. I've just spoken to her and she's fine.''

A witness told the Sydney Morning Herald that Blanchett's co-star, Joel Edgerton, "was supposed to throw it the radio out the window, but it sort of slipped and hit her in the head … she was so good, she just went straight on."

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Blanchett, the witness said, tried to carry on but departed the stage about a minute later.


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