Cirque du Soleil acrobat falls on her head

Cirque du Soleil acrobat falls on her headBrisbane-based Cirque Du Soleil acrobat and former Olympic gymnast Lisa Skinner has fallen on her head during Sunday afternoon show.

Three-times Olympic gymnast Lisa Skinner, 35, plummeted six metres during a solo performance in the Kooza show in Brisbane, Australia.

An acrobat fell from a ring suspended in the air as a result got seriously injured.

Paramedics rushed immediately the circus performer to Royal Brisbane Hospital where she was treated in the emergency ward for a number of hours.

Ms Skinner is reported to be stable and conscious - and is being described as "lucky" to have relatively minor injuries when it was feared she could have sustained spinal injuries.

Skinner's mother said she will be fitted with a brace today to prevent her body from moving, according to the Brisbane Times.
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