Last year, Theme Park University was one of the first to break a story about a Cirque du Soleil performer who was critically injured in an awful accident. During a rehearsal for La Nouba at Disney Springs, Karina Silva fell from the silks used to raise her 50 feet above the stage and landed on her face.
The injury caused her to go into shock and Silva was in a coma for over 5 weeks. The outpouring of love and support for Karina Silva was tremendous. Many fans, including those within the circus performing community, rallied around Silva and her family for a speedy recovery.
Today, I am happy to report that Silva is doing well and at home, but still in recovery from the injuries. She has created her own YouTube account to share her progress with the world. You can watch her first video interview below. Just remember, when you see a death-defying act on stage, no matter how amazing or beautiful, there is always risk involved. The performers who put their lives on the line for your entertainment make it look easy. However, there are still chances for injury and even death.
If anything, Karina Silva’s story is a reminder of just how precise these athletes must perform on a daily basis. Here’s hoping for a continued recovery and continued success.
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