At first we thought Kim Kardashian took a tumble after being bumped by dozens of crazy fans outside of the Balmain show in Paris this morning, but it turns out she was actually ATTACKED by Ukranian prankster Vitalii Sediuk!

Just seconds after Kim emerged from her chauffeured car, Sediuk lunged at the reality star and tackled her like the two were on a football field. Kim's team of bodyguards held on tight to her so she wouldn't get completely crushed, and other members of her security detail fought back against Sediuk and attempted to keep the frenzied fans at bay.

Our videographer on the scene tells X17online exclusively, "Vitalii was badly beaten by Kim's bodyguards -- he was bleeding and lying on the ground after the attack. He looked like he needed medical attention -- Kim's guys were NOT messing around when they defended her."

Sediuk has accosted a number of A-listers over the years, and while his antics aren't generally well-received, this one might be his best work yet. He's crashed the stage at the Oscars, stuck his head under America Ferrara's dress and gone after Madonna, but he's definitely gotten more aggressive with his recent stunts. In 2012 he tried to kiss Will Smith, at which point the actor slapped Sediuk, and in 2014 he tried to bury his face in Leonardo DiCaprio's crotch at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Ballsy!

However, when he struck Brad Pitt at the Hollywood premiere of Maleficent at the El Capitan Theater, he was jailed and charged with assault and battery. Prosecutors later announced they would seek a court order banning Sediuk from any entertainment industry events in Los Angeles. Looks like he's still free to do whatever he wants in Europe though -- for now, anyway!

No word on whether Kim is pressing charges, but we have a feeling she might comment on it. And hey, she may have nearly gotten trampled to death, but she was definitely able to shake it off like a pro:

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