Oops! Broken Arm Not Part of Trick

Copperfield assistant injured in 'freak accident' with fan blowing smoke for illusion
By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User
Posted Dec 19, 2008 11:11 AM CST
David Copperfield performs an illusion onstage.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – David Copperfield fans may feel disillusioned after one of the magician’s tricks went horribly wrong onstage in Las Vegas this week, breaking an assistant’s arm. The employee got his limb stuck in a fan during a routine stunt in which Copperfield “disappears” while passing through the whirling object, People reports; he’s recovering. The producer says the show will go on despite the “freak accident.”