A Cirque du Soleil Stunt Motorcyclist Crashed. What That Means for the New ‘R.U.N’ - CircusTalk

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A Cirque du Soleil Stunt Motorcyclist Crashed. What That Means for the New ‘R.U.N’

A stunt motorcyclist in the new Cirque du Soleil show “R.U.N” has been injured in an accident during the first performance of the new $63-million production at the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas.

The rider, whose name was not released, crashed his motorcycle Thursday night during a jump in the “Level Up” scene, which takes place near the end of the show, Cirque officials said. The production, billed as a live-action thriller, was halted briefly to allow for medical staff to care for the cyclist.

“As always in the case of an accident, the artist will continue to be monitored by the show’s medical and coaching teams to determine when he can return to his activities,” Cirque officials said in a statement Friday.

Cirque officials, citing HIPAA laws that cover privacy of medical information, would not release details of injuries or the performer’s current condition. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the motorcyclist suffered a broken collarbone.

Read the Full Article at The Los Angeles Times