Billboard Awards: Julianne Hough left injured by Paula Abdul's flying hat: Photo!

Paula Abdul's performance to close out Wednesday night's Billboard Music Awards left Julianne Hough in a neck brace.

The former "American Idol" host performed a lively medley of her iconic hits at the Las Vegas awards show in celebration of her just-announced Las Vegas residency and, at one point while walking through the audience, Abdul flung her hat and it happened to hit Hough in the neck.

Hough was visibly surprised by the accidental move, laughing it off as she turned towards the camera, seemingly saying "ow!" 

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BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS -- Show Backstage -- 2019 BBMA at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada -- Pictured: Paula Abdul -- (Photo by: Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS -- Fixed Show -- 2019 BBMA at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada -- Pictured: Paula Abdul -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS -- Show Backstage -- 2019 BBMA at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada -- Pictured: Paula Abdul -- (Photo by: Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Paula Abdul performs onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Paula Abdul performs onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Paula Abdul attends the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 01: Paula Abdul attends the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 28: Recording artist and dancer Paula Abdul rehearses for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 28, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Paula Abdul performs from her "Straight Up Paula Tour" at St. George Theater on November 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Paula Abdul performs during her "Straight Up Paula Tour" at St. George Theater on November 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Paula Abdul performs during her "Straight Up Paula Tour" at St. George Theater on November 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Paula Abdul performs live in concert on her "Straight Up Paula" Tour at the St. George Theater in Staten Island on November 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Paula Abdul attends the Royal Order Of Constantine Hosts A Royal Evening In Beverly Hills at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on September 22, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Unique Nicole/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Paula Abdul's Investiture Ceremony into the Royal Order Of Constantine, a Royal Evening In Beverly Hills at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on September 22, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Unique Nicole/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY; NO COMMERCIAL USE) Mariah Carey (L) and Paula Abdul pose during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 21, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY; NO COMMERCIAL USE) Ryan Seacrest (L) and Paula Abdul pose during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 21, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY; NO COMMERCIAL USE) Paula Abdul poses in the press room during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 21, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 6: The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Wednesday, September 5, 2018, with guests Paula Abdul and Rob Corddry. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 6: The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Wednesday, September 5, 2018, with guests Paula Abdul and Rob Corddry. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 15: Choreographers Tina Landon (L) and Paula Abdul attend the 2018 Industry Dance Awards at Avalon Hollywood on August 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 27: Dancer, choreographer, singer, song-writer, actress, and television personality, Paula Abdul attends the LEAP Foundation on July 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - APRIL 19: Singer Paula Abdul attends WE Day California at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - APRIL 19: Paula Abdul arrives at the WE Day California To Celebrate Young People Changing The World at The Forum on April 19, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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Following the awards show, though, Hough took to Twitter to reveal that she had to put something around her neck to control the pain of Abdul's stunt.

"The result of the honor of being hit in the neck by @PaulaAbdul’s flying hat!" she tweeted of a photo of herself in her sexy two-piece silver red carpet look while wearing a white brace around her neck. "Love you, babe!!!"

Abdul responded to her tweet saying, "OMG IM PEEING MY PANTS!!!!! You know it was with love."

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