A Cirque du Soleil acrobat who was performing in The Beatles LOVE show in Las Vegas earlier this week took a fall, causing producers to cut the show short.
During the show, which took place this past Sunday, the aerial artist fell during the finale. The show was stopped to tend to the fallen performer, a spokesperson for the company told USA Today.
“As a precautionary measure and in accordance with our emergency response protocols, the show stopped to allow the emergency team to safely bring the artist backstage where he was immediately taken in good care by the show’s medical team,” a statement from the company read.
Currently, the aerialist is being monitored by the show’s medical and coaching teams and he is slated to return to the show soon, as his injuries were non-life threatening.
The Beatles LOVE show, inspired by the iconic ’70s rock band, runs twice dialy Tuesday through Sunday at The Mirage. Since its opening in 2006, it has been one of the most popular shows on the strip.
While this is a first during the show, Cirque du Soleil has seen several accidents on stage in recent months. Just in January, a performer fell during a Russian swing act while performing in the show “O” at the Bellagio Hotel, the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. Another performer, Sarah Guillot-Guyard, who was performing in the Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil Show “KA,” was killed during a performance in a 50-foot fall back in 2013.
Last Updated on February 20, 2020 by Olivia Perreault