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Tom Holland skipped the Met Gala as he recovers from golf head injury but praised girlfriend Zendaya’s edgy looks with sweet Instagram post

Tom Holland missed out on the 2024 Met Gala in New York on Monday, as he recovers from a small head injury sustained while playing golf. 

The actor’s, 27, girlfriend Zendaya, 27, was one of the co-chairs for this year’s event, with fans expecting that the Spider-Man: No Way Home star would join her.

However, that same day he shared an Instagram story showing a red bruise at the top of his forehead, which he got during a round of golf in Scotland late last month.

‘Who ever said golf isn’t a contact sport is full of s**t. You can almost see the dimples,’ he wrote on the snap. 

Even though he wasn’t there, Tom supported his other half through social media, sharing snaps of two of the four outfits she wore during the night, and adding three heart-eye emojis in his caption. 

Tom Holland, 27, missed out on the 2024 Met Gala in New York on Monday, as he recovers from a small head injury sustained while playing golf; seen playing golf in 2023

On Sunday he shared an Instagram story showing a red bruise at the top of his forehead, which he got during a round of golf in Scotland late last month

On Sunday he shared an Instagram story showing a red bruise at the top of his forehead, which he got during a round of golf in Scotland late last month

Though he wasn't at the Met Gala to support girlfriend Zendaya, 27, Tom praised her edgy outfits in a social media post with heart-eye emojis

Though he wasn’t at the Met Gala to support girlfriend Zendaya, 27, Tom praised her edgy outfits in a social media post with heart-eye emojis

Tom also tagged his dad Dominic Holland’s Patreon page on the snap of his bruise, linking to a post where Dominic shared a funny account of how the injury happened.

Dominic shared that ‘a golf ball did hit his head,’ though he added it was not a serious injury.

‘In fact, it was hit by a sand wedge from 80 yards albeit by a scratch golfer who should have known better and frankly been more accurate,’ he went on.

‘The offending player was Alex Roberts, a close friend of Tom’s… without knowing that his most important and highly valuable friend was off the green to his left.’

‘[Tom was] lucky then to be playing in Scotland (the home of golf) in April when woolly hats are mandatory for survival,’ his dad joked.

He then added that his son was ‘dispatched to hospital for some checks.’

A number of witnesses claim the star was unaware the stray ball was hurtling towards him before it dunted him on the forehead.

The actor, who plays off a handicap of six and is a regular at amateur events, was playing near St Andrews in Fife in the first Tom Holland Charity Golf Day.

The golf tournament benefits The Brothers Trust and the Sands: International Film Festival of St. Andrews.

Tom appeared at the opening gala of a film festival at the Byre Theatre, St Andrews, that evening and sported a round, red graze on his head.

A number of witnesses claim the star was unaware the stray ball was hurtling towards him before it dunted him on the forehead; he is seen with the bruise on April 19 in Scotland

A number of witnesses claim the star was unaware the stray ball was hurtling towards him before it dunted him on the forehead; he is seen with the bruise on April 19 in Scotland

The actor, who plays off a handicap of six and is a regular at amateur events, was playing near St Andrews in Fife in the first Tom Holland Charity Golf Day; seen playing on April 19

The actor, who plays off a handicap of six and is a regular at amateur events, was playing near St Andrews in Fife in the first Tom Holland Charity Golf Day; seen playing on April 19

Meanwhile Zendaya had a blast on Sunday as she stepped out in four incredible looks.

Tom shared close-ups of the two she wore to the Met Gala red carpet.

The first look sent the internet abuzz, as the beauty made a statement in a show-stopping blue and green gown.

The custom Maison Margiela by John Galliano dress boasted branch and fruit accents to fit the Garden of Time dress theme.

The Challengers star added a Bulgari necklace and a striking veiled hat with a feather, while a faux bird balanced on her shoulder.

Zendaya completed the striking look with dramatic eye makeup, thinned brows and dark hued lipgloss.

To ensure all eyes were on her, she then stepped back outside in a 1996 black Givenchy by John Galliano gown.

The dramatic dress displayed her cleavage and tiny waist, while she added a pop of colour with an Alexander McQueen circa 2007 floral hat.

Lastly, Zendaya went braless beneath a pastel pink sequinned gown with a plunging neckline as she took to the stage at the event, to speak alongside her co-chairs Jennifer Lopez, Chris Hemsworth and Bad Bunny.

Tom shared close-ups of the two she wore to the Met Gala red carpet. The first look sent the internet abuzz, as the beauty made a statement in a show-stopping blue and green gown

Tom shared close-ups of the two she wore to the Met Gala red carpet. The first look sent the internet abuzz, as the beauty made a statement in a show-stopping blue and green gown 

To ensure all eyes were on her, she then stepped back outside in a 1996 black Givenchy by John Galliano gown

To ensure all eyes were on her, she then stepped back outside in a 1996 black Givenchy by John Galliano gown

Lastly, Zendaya went braless beneath a pastel pink sequinned gown with a plunging neckline as she took to the stage at the event, to speak alongside her co-chairs Jennifer Lopez, Chris Hemsworth and Bad Bunny

Lastly, Zendaya went braless beneath a pastel pink sequinned gown with a plunging neckline as she took to the stage at the event, to speak alongside her co-chairs Jennifer Lopez, Chris Hemsworth and Bad Bunny

Zendaya and Tom met while working on the Spider-Man trilogy in 2016. The two confirmed their relationship in 2021; seen in 2021

Zendaya and Tom met while working on the Spider-Man trilogy in 2016. The two confirmed their relationship in 2021; seen in 2021 

Later on she wore a Grecian style dress with a pleated bodice and flowing skirt, as she headed to Loewe’s after party in New York.

Zendaya and Tom met while working on the Spider-Man trilogy in 2016. The two confirmed their relationship in 2021. 

Last month it was reported that the two could walk down the aisle in the future. ‘There has been talk of marriage, and that is a reality,’ a source told People.

‘They are not the kind of stars who put their lives together out there on social media for the most part,’ the insider added.

‘Both are private,’ said the person, noting that the spotlight on their romance ‘has never been easy or comfortable for either of them.’

The person close to the actors also said that ‘work is important to both and that keeps them busy now.’