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Please, it’s okay, you may settle down now: Rihanna is completely tremendous, nothing to fret about right here. That’s in accordance with her reps, who’ve now assured the lots that the bruises recently spotted on Rihanna’s face stem from an e-scooter accident, and nothing extra nefarious than that.
“Rihanna is totally tremendous now however flipped over on an electrical scooter final week and bruised her brow and face,” a spokesperson informed People. “Fortunately there have been no main accidents and he or she is therapeutic rapidly.”
On Friday, TMZ ran images of the singer-slash-fashion-and-beauty-and-skin-care-mogul taken exterior her favorite restaurant, Giorgio Baldi, in Santa Monica. Rihanna stayed inside her SUV whereas employees introduced her order to the automobile — it’s a well-established incontrovertible fact that Rihanna will take her wine to go, thanks — however paparazzi managed to get photos of her face nonetheless. She had a black eye and a few swelling, apparently the results of the scooter snafu.
In early August, America’s Obtained Expertise host Simon Cowell broke his back whereas using a dang e-bike, and needed to take a weeklong hiatus to get well from emergency surgical procedure. Current ridership numbers on the shared e-bikes and e-scooters now discovered in lots of cities throughout the nation counsel accidents like these are in no way unusual, and certainly, have spiked lately. In response to Forbes, U.S. hospitals admitted practically 3,300 folks struggling scooter-related accidents between 2014 and 2018, a 365 % improve from the pre-scooter occasions. That very same window reportedly noticed greater than 39,000 scooter accidents whole, lots of which didn’t require hospitalization. However should you’re going to scoot, watch out on the market! Significantly in case you are the pope, Rihanna.