Rami Malek Fell off the Stage After Winning His Oscar and Was Treated By Paramedics
Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek had a memorable night at the 2019 Oscars, where he nabbed a win for his portrayal of Queen singer Freddie Mercury. But following his victory, things went south — literally — as the actor fell off the stage and had to be treated by paramedics.
After giving his acceptance speech, Malek was photographed falling a few feet into the audience area, where several people rushed to ensure he was okay and help him up. Paramedics also quickly appeared to make sure the Oscar winner had no injuries and needed no additional medical attention.
Malek looked surprised at the tumble but appeared uninjured. And he seemed to keep his Oscar statue safe, resting it on the stage before being helped back to his feet. Shortly after, he proceeded with photo ops and celebrations backstage.
Prior to his fall, the actor delivered a meaningful speech about the importance of telling diverse stories in film. “To anyone struggling with their [identity] and trying to find their voice — we made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life just unapologetically himself,” he said of the Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. “The fact that I’m celebrating this story with you tonight is proof that we’re longing for stories like this.”
Malek, himself a first-generation American, made history as the first Arab-American to win the Oscar for Best Actor. “I am the son of immigrants from Egypt, a first-generation American,” he continued. “And part of my story is being written right now.”
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