The “Bohemian Rhapsody” star tumbled off the stage after accepting his Best Actor Oscar, attempting to hold onto the statuette as he plunged into the audience, outlets reported.
The Los Angeles Times recounted a slightly different version of events. House medics told the newspaper that Malek fell near the stage, not off it.
A paramedic examined him briefly and got a thank-you peck on the cheek from the star, according to Cosmopolitan.
Malek, who played Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the rock biopic, appeared unhurt after the embarrassing, though off-camera moment. He was spotted at the Governor’s Ball popping bottles of champagne with “no outward sign of injury,” “Entertainment Tonight” noted. The Times confirmed he “did not suffer any serious injuries.”
Just moments before the spill, Malek accepted his award and declared: “This is a monumental moment.”
Now he might have a few bruises and briefly injured pride to go with it.
This article has been updated to note that the Los Angeles Times reported Malek fell near the stage, not off of it.