Shark Week? Please. Everyone knows that Fashion Week is the most dangerous time of the year, and unfortunately, Nicole Kidman has found out the hard way. The actress was hit by a bicyclist outside of her hotel in New York City on Thursday afternoon. She was knocked to the ground by Carl Wu, a 19-year-old freelance paparazzo, while returning from the Calvin Klien runway show. At a party for the designer later that evening, however, she confirmed that she was “shaken up” but okay.
Photos from the incident show Kidman unharmed, except for the loss of her shoe. The NYPD have put out a summons for Wu, citing him for reckless endangerment, riding a bicycle on the sidewalk, and riding a bicycle without a helmet. Kidman was reportedly unsure whether she would press charges, but did speak about being constantly followed by paparazzi, stating that it can be “terrifying” and adding, “And luckily I got up but there will be a time when someone does not.”
Paps, we understand that Fashion Week is an exciting time for you. After all, there’s so many celebrities all packed into one city! But as they say, it’s all fun and games until someone gets knocked down, and so we’re asking you to please, rein it in. Or, at the very least, to watch where you’re biking.