Cirque du Soleil Performer Injured

Cirque_Du_Soleil_2013A Cirque du Soleil performer was in stable condition after falling from the “Wheel of Death” during a Las Vegas performance Friday night, the acrobatic circus company said Saturday.

The Montreal-based company did not identify the performer, but spokeswoman Ann Paladie said he is expected to be released from a hospital in the next few days.

The performer slipped during a performance of “Zarkana” at the Aria Resort and Casino, Paladie said.

The “Wheel of Death” is a large rotating apparatus with a ring about 8 feet in diameter at each end. Performers walk in, and even outside, the rings as the entire device rotates.

Source: CNN