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Paula Abdul was walking through the crowd and singing a medley of her top hits during the Billboard Music Awards when she took her black hat off of her head and tossed it into the audience, hitting Julianne Hough square in the neck.

SALT LAKE CITY β€” Julianne Hough got caught in a hit and run Wednesday after Paula Abdul flung her hat into the crowd during her Billboard Music Awards performance and nailed Hough in the neck.

Abdul was walking through the crowd and singing a medley of her top hits when she took her black hat off of her head and tossed it into the audience.

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The hat whizzed through the air like a ninja star, hitting Hough right in the neck. Hough can be seen giving a laughing gasp and clutching her neck as Abdul walks past and back onto the stage to continue her performance.

Hough tweeted a photo of herself wearing what looks like a neck brace after the show.

β€œThe result of the honor of being hit in the neck by@PaulaAbdul’s flying hat! Love you, babe!” Hough wrote.

Abdul responded in kind, tweeting, β€œIM PEEING MY PANTS!!!!! You know it was with love.”

The hat accident was the talk of social media Wednesday night among Billboard Music Awards viewers.

Hats off to Hough for being a good sport about it.