Accident during a Cirque du Soleil performance in Tampa this weekend

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The performer was unresponsive when medical personnel rushed to attend to him. The severity of the performer’s injuries are still unclear. As a consequence of the accident, the company’s remaining weekend Tampa shows have been cancelled. The announcement was made on Sunday morning. „The artist was immediately carried out of stage to receive assistance. In order for the VOLTA team to focus on the health of the artist, the rest of the show was canceled.

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Cirque du Soleil spectacle in Tampa

The performances that were planned today have also been canceled. We will stay in contact with the members of the audience who had purchased tickets for the show,” the statement said. The injured performer remained unidentified. No information was available Sunday on his medical condition. This isn’t the first time a Cirque de Soleil performer has been injured on the job. In October 2013, veteran acrobat Sarah Guyard-Guillot fell 94 feet to her death during the conclusion of a performance. That was the first onstage fatality in Cirque du Soleil’s history.

UPDATE:
The performer Yann Arnaud has died after the accident.

 “Yann had been with us for over 15 years and was loved by all who had the chance to know him. Over the coming days and weeks, our focus will be on supporting Yann’s family and our employees, especially the ‘Volta’ team, as we go through these difficult times together,” a statement from Cirque’s president and CEO Daniel Lamarre read.

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