Lisa Skinner Injured

//Lisa Skinner Injured

Three time Olympian Lisa Skinner was injured during a Cirque Du Soleil show.

“She was doing a hoop from the ceiling and she was suspending and doing a twisty thing and going through the hoop and then all of the sudden she just fell flat on the floor,” one witness recalled. The show was temporarily stopped, but was restarted after she was taken away

Jessica Levoeuf from Cirque Du Soleil said the situation was something the circus prepares for.

“It’s something that we actually rehearse for different scenarios every single week at Cirque du Solei,” Ms Levoef said.

“The safety and security of our artists and our patrons as well is always the number one concern”

The 35-year-old was taken to hospital in a neck brace and there are fears she could have a spinal injuries.

A representative of the circus said their thoughts are with Ms Skinner as she recovers.

2016-11-27T10:26:35+00:00November 27th, 2016|Gymnastics|0 Comments