Nicole Richie Sets Her Own Hair On Fire At Her 40th Birthday Party

The star tried to blow out the candles on her cake - and was met with disastrous consequences

9/22/2021 2:14:00 PM

Nicole Richie Gets More Than She Bargained For On Her 40th Birthday, Setting Her Hair On Fire

The star tried to blow out the candles on her cake - and was met with disastrous consequences

The former star ofThe Simple Lifemanaged to set her own hair on fire as she leaned over to blow out the candles on her birthday cake.This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

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A post shared by NICOLE RICHIE (@nicolerichie)Baby2Baby co-CEO Kelly Sawyer presented Richie with the cake, which featured a photograph of her as a child, while the group sang happy birthday at what looked like an al fresco dinner party, complete with pitchers of margarita.

As she leant forward, however, the tips of her curly blonde hair caught the candles and quickly went up in flames.TheMaking the Cutjudge - who boasts 10 million social media followers - posted a video of the incident on her Instagram, in which she and her friends can be seen frantically patting at her hair to extinguish the flames while shrieking. headtopics.com

This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.A post shared by Sofia Richie (@sofiarichie)Thankfully, the fire doesn’t seem to have done too much damage, as Richie jokingly commented under the video: ‘Well… so far, 40 is,’ followed by the flame emoji.

The Instagram video received comments from Amber Valetta, Kelly Rowland, Antoni Porowski, Ellen Pompeo, Big Freedia, Zooey Deschanel, Chelsea Handler and Amy Schumer, among others.Joel Madden, Richie's husband of a decade, teasingly quoted herThe Simple Life

co-star Paris Hilton's famous phrase: 'That's hot.'This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.A post shared by Lionel Richie (@lionelrichie)

Richie's friends and family cheered her up by posting Instagram tributes to the star, including sister Sofia Richie, who wrote: 'So lucky to call you my big sis. I love you beyond words.'Father Lionel also posted a touching Insta shot, writing: 'You will always be my little girl, no matter how many birthdays we celebrate!' headtopics.com

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