He is one of Australia’s biggest breakout musicians of 2015, but there was at least one reveller who didn’t seem to enjoy Troye Sivan’s sold-out gig on Wednesday night.
As the 20-year-old paused between songs to interact with the crowd at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre, a water bottle came flying towards him, smacking the singer-songwriter in the face.
The pop star appeared to shrug the incident off, saying later in a Tweet that he ‘didn’t really feel it because of adrenaline’.
Ouch! Troye Sivan got smacked in the face with a water bottle while performing to a sold-out crowd in Sydney on Wednesday night
Shake it off: The 20-year-old shrugged off the incident, saying he ‘didn’t feel it because of adrenaline’
The crowd’s reaction could be heard in video of the moment, with exasperated gasps and a few ‘oh my God’s’ uttered throughout.
A clip was shared to YouTube of the incident, with a fan on Twitter sharing another angle on social media later.
The South African-born performer responded to the video, tweeting: ‘i didnt wanna make a scene but it 100% hit me in the face but i didnt really feel it bc adrenaline so thats good [sic]’.
Making it big: The pop star appeared on Jimmy Fallon last month
Cover star: Troye opened up to Rolling Stone Australia, on which he is the January cover star, about coming out as gay to his parents
The singer’s 3.3 million impassioned followers expressed their dismay at the incident, with one tweeting: ‘i wanna fight whoever threw it [sic]’.
Many other fans praised the pop star on his handling of the situation, saying: ‘Credit for handling it the way you did’, and another tweeting: ‘just wanna say that you handled it really really well [sic]’.
Last week, the singer opened up to Rolling Stone Australia, on which he is the January cover star, about coming out as gay to his parents, then to his fans three years to the day later.
Although the decision to come out didn’t affect his career progression, he said he was still intimated by boys his own age.
‘It 100% hit me’: Troye tweeted after the event that he didn’t want to make a scene
Career explosion: Troye’s career exploded in 2013 after signing with major record label EMI
‘They’ve been hooking up with girls since they were 13 and I didn’t have any of the that [sexual] experience until I was 18. There was a huge delay with all of that for me.’
Last month, he performed on the US talk show Jimmy Fallon which is considered a huge break into the notoriously difficult American music industry.
Troye’s career exploded in 2013 after signing with major record label EMI, with his five-song EP entitled TRXYE debuting at Number Five on the Billboard charts.
TIME magazine subsequently labelled him one of the 25 most influential teens of 2014, amassing 3.6 million YouTube subscribers in addition to fans on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Mighty popular: TIME magazine subsequently labelled him one of the 25 most influential teens of 2014, amassing 3.6 million YouTube subscribers in addition to fans on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook