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Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless bitten by a bat onstage opening for AC/DC

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The Pretty Reckless front woman Taylor Momsen was bitten by a bat while performing in Spain last week, where the band were the opening act for AC/DC. Momsen, 30, shared the moment on Instagram, showing her noticing that the crowd is pointing at something before she looks down at her leg and says: “There’s a (expletive) flying bat on my leg right now. Can someone help me, please?”

Momsen commented that the incident occurred during a performance of the song “Witches Burn,” to which Taylor shared: “I must really be a witch.” The video clip later shows Momsen receiving medical attention and showing her leg with red marks, writing on Instagram: “A BAT flew onto me and clung to my leg … in the moment I was performing and had no idea until the incredible crowd kept screaming and pointing … he was cute, but yes he bit me … so rabies shots for the next two weeks.”

Momsen thanked the staff at the hospital for treating her, saying that they “dubbed me #batgirl after seeing it on the local news that morning.” She used the hashtag “Batgirl” in the caption of several subsequent Instagram posts, one of which showed her walking off stage after being bitten. “He was very cute,” she said of the bat. Momsen later shared a photo of herself backstage posing next to a joking “no bats” sign.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bats are the “most commonly reported animals to have rabies” in the United States. The Pretty Reckless are currently on tour in support of AC/DC on their Power Up Tour through August, with upcoming shows scheduled for the Netherlands, Germany and Austria.

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