Thursday night in Hong Kong, Cantopop band Mirror was playing when a falling video screen hit and hurt two dancers on the performance stage.
Anson Lo and Edan Lui of Mirror were performing on stage with a dozen dancers when one of the many dangling LED displays fell onto the stage, as shown in social media video recordings.
Before crashing onto another dancer as the crowd gasped in horror, the falling screen appeared to strike one dancer directly in the head and body. The films demonstrated how the remaining artists on stage sprang into action to aid those impacted by the screen.
The two male dancers were brought to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital while still conscious, according to the police. One of the dancers was in a bad condition, the hospital said, according to local media, while the other was stable.
Police reported that three spectators, including one who felt ill and two others who were in shock, were also taken to the hospital but did not need any medical attention.
After the incident, which happened during the fourth of Mirror’s 12 scheduled concerts at the Hong Kong Coliseum, the show was called off.
Videos posted on social media appear to show band member Frankie Lui falling off the edge of the stage during the band’s concert on Tuesday.
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The same night, a petition was started online questioning the safety of Mirror concerts, and it has now gathered thousands of signatures. The petition demanded that the event’s planners assure Mirror’s and its dancers’ security and abstain from utilising extraneous stage props or elevated platforms.
A request for comment sent through email was not answered by Viu, the firm that developed and operates Mirror.
The 12-piece group has experienced tremendous success in Hong Kong and is credited with bringing Cantopop back to life.