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Mike Amor

Ouch! Flying skateboard hits Aussie news reporter in head at Venice Beach Skate Park

A flying skateboard at the Venice Beach Skate Park struck Australia’s 7 News U.S. Bureau Chief this week while he was speaking to the camera.

The footage captures veteran reporter Mike Amor being struck in the back of the head after a skateboarder loses control at the rink.

“I’m good, I’m good, I’m good,” Amor says immediately after being struck.

Thankfully, no blood was drawn and he was able to compose himself and finish the piece-to-camera before filing his report at the Century City-based news bureau.

He later joked on Twitter: “My professional life now complete: appearances on CNN, NBC Today Show, Inside Edition, TMZ & even Perez Hilton. Ugh”

Here’s the video that Amor posted to his YouTube page that’s been viewed more than 80,000 times.