Acrobat at Coachella Injured in Scary Fall

Condition of aerial artist not clear
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2023 1:24 AM CDT
Video Captures Coachella Acrobat Falling From Ceiling
Festivalgoers are seen during BLACKPINK at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on Saturday, April 15, 2023, in Indio, Calif.   (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

A Coachella attendee captured on video the scary moment when an acrobat at the California music festival fell from the ceiling about five minutes into her aerial silks performance Saturday. The acrobat lay unmoving on the ground after the fall, but did appear to blink as paramedics took her away on a stretcher, TMZ reports. Her condition is not known. As the New York Post reports, the incident brought to mind the 2019 death of a rigger who fatally fell while erecting a stage for Coachella. (More Coachella stories.)

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