‘Human Chandelier’ Falls 35 Feet During Circus Act In Rhode Island


CNN: Nine performers were injured Sunday in Providence, Rhode Island, said Steve Payne, spokesman for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Eight performers fell when the hair-hang apparatus — which holds performers by their hair — failed, Payne said. Another performer was injured on the ground, he added. Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare said the performers fell from between 25 to 35 feet. Many of those injured suffered broken bones, and no spectators were hurt, Pare said. The performers were among 11 people hospitalized with injuries related to the accident, Rhode Island Hospital spokeswoman Jill Flaxington told CNN. One of those people was listed in critical condition, Flaxington said.


I mean this is partly why people go to these things, right? Kinda like NASCAR. Everyone won’t admit it but they secretly want to see something go wrong at some point. No one died which is always a plus.

Side note: Good to see CNN reporting on something other than the missing plane