Aerial performer takes terrifying fall during Beatles-themed show

The aerialist plummeted to the ground during the finale performance of Cirque Du Soleil’s Beatle’s “Love” show and was brought backstage, immediately taken in by the medical team.
2:05 | 02/20/20

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Back now with newly released video of a terrifying fall at a cirque du soleil performance in Las Vegas. See the acrobat lose hold. Yeah, crash to the ground. Gio Benitez is here with the story. Amazingly that acrobat survived. He is incredibly lucky. Good morning, because as you're about to see he fell from the highest part of that stunt. It happened at the mirage in las Vegas. The show was stopped and emergency crews went right to work. This is the terrifying moment a midair stunt turned into a showstopping emergency. This video obtained by TMZ showed the aerialist effortlessly gliding up and down the rope but at the height of the stunt the third time he plummets to the ground. this horrifying incident happening during the finale performance of cirque du soleil's beatles love show known for its jaw-dropping stunts. Watch again. You can see the acrobat successfully scale the rope twice but then he loses control sending him into a frightening freefall. Cirque du soleil saying in a statement 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. It's terrible and so scary for everybody involved. Reporter: Former performer and doctor of sports medicine Kristen Wingfield says this kind of accident is exactly what they train to prevent. That's why we go through such dramatic and tedious safety checks and, you know, really try to prepare yourself for what you're doing on stage. Reporter: But this accident is not the first. Just last month a swing act performer ll during a show at the bellagio on the Las Vegas strip and in 2018 performer Yan plummeted during a performance with no mats or safety nets to break his fall. That just shows how dangerous these stunts can be. He was very experienced. Meanwhile, in this latest incident the performer had nonlife-threatening injuries thank goodness and apparently he expects to be back in the show soon. These performers are tough. They sure are, bouncing back, wow. Thank you.

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