- Rami Malek took home the Oscar for best actor in a leading role on Sunday at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre.
- After he claimed his trophy, though, the “Bohemian Rhapsody” actor took a tumble off the stage and paramedics were called to check him over, according to People magazine.
- Malek didn’t seem to have sustained any significant injuries as he later made no mention of his fall to press backstage.
- Read all of INSIDER’s 2019 Oscars coverage here.
Rami Malek was flying high after he won the award for best actor in a leading role at Sunday’s 91st Academy Awards at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre.
Evidently, Malek – who played Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody” – wasn’t paying too much attention to his surroundings after he made his speech as he tumbled off the stage.
Getty photographers caught the 37-year-old being helped up off the floor with a shocked expression on his face, but it looks like his Oscars trophy stayed in one piece.
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According to People, paramedics were called to treat the actor and he was sat on a chair in the audience area.
Malek seemed to have no significant injuries, though, as he made no mention of it when he later spoke to reporters backstage, the BBC reported.
“I think about what it would have been like to tell little bubba Rami that one day this might happen to him, and I think his curly-haired little mind would have been blown,” Malek said in his acceptance speech.
“That kid was struggling with his identity, trying to figure himself out, and to anyone struggling and trying to discover their voice – listen, we made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life unapologetically himself.
“And the fact I’m celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we’re longing for stories like this.”