By Dave Karger
September 02, 2009 at 05:47 PM EDT

Cate Blanchett suffered a bleeding head injury during a performance of A Streetcar Named Desire in Sydney on Tuesday night, the AP is reporting. After the 40-year-old Oscar winner was accidentally struck by a prop radio, she attempted to continue the scene until she realized she was bleeding. At that point the performance was cancelled and the audience was asked to leave the theater. Blanchett is expected to return for Thursday evening’s performance of Streetcar.