Celebrities are often mobbed and chased by the paparazzi eager to get a quick snap of them to send out to their adoring fans. Not to mention earn a pretty penny for it. However, occasionally they get a bit too close for comfort as Nicole Kidman found out yesterday.
Kidman was in New York celebrating Fashion Week when as she was heading back to her hotel after leaving Calvin Klein’s show she was knocked down by a paparazzo on a bicycle.
According to TMZ, Kidman was walking to the entrance when an out of control cyclist (allegedly freelance paparazzo, Carl Wu) careened into her knocking her to the ground. Witnesses claim that as the cyclist was getting closer and closer to Kidman, he attempted to brake but they apparently failed. This caused him to slam into her and she crashed to the ground.
The incident doesn’t seem to have held her back though as she was back on her feet and walking the red carpet that night celebrating Francisco Costa’s 10th anniversary as the women’s creative director of the Calvin Klein Collection. PEOPLE reports that she spoke to the Associated Press at the event, saying that she was alright, “I’m up, I’m walking around, but I was shaken.”
The New York Police Department issued a statement saying that a 19-year-old bicyclist was issued three summons for riding a bike on the sidewalk, riding without a helmet and for reckless endangerment. It is believed that Kidman is also likely to press charges.