Cirque du Soleil Performer Injures Leg in Las Vegas Beatles Show

Posted on: November 28, 2023, 09:53h. 

Last updated on: November 29, 2023, 10:06h.

A weekend Cirque du Soleil show was temporarily suspended at the Mirage in Las Vegas after one of the trampoline performers suffered an injury.

“The Beatles LOVE” show at the Mirage in Las Vegas
“The Beatles LOVE” show at the Mirage in Las Vegas, pictured above. A performer at the show was injured over the weekend. (Image: Flickr)

The unnamed male performer hurt his left leg and is now recuperating, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The mishap may have involved his knee and ankle.

Production crew members assisted him off the stage, and the Friday evening show was stopped for about a half hour.

The accident occurred during “The Beatles LOVE” show while the song “Revolution” played. Cirque du Soleil confirmed the incident in a statement.

It was unclear if the performer required surgery. According to the Cirque du Soleil statement, coaches and physicians will monitor the performer to ensure proper healing and determine when he can resume the onstage role.

The performance where the accident happened involves the song Revolution being played while performers use four trampolines and a replica Volkswagen bus.

Audience Member Ailment

In an unrelated incident during the same 7 p.m. performance, someone in the audience suffered a possible seizure, the Review-Journal reported based on audience accounts.

In an earlier mishap, on June 29, performer Kyle Mitrione was seriously injured in the Cirque du Soleil performance of “O” at the Bellagio. He underwent spinal surgery following the injuries, the Review-Journal reported. Since then, he’s been receiving physical therapy in Denver.

‘Love’ History

In 2006, the “The Beatles LOVE” show was launched. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Olivia Harrison attended the premiere with their families, as did Beatles producer George Martin.

Last month, Paul McCartney stopped by the Mirage to say hello to the show’s cast hours before the show started. Sasha Harrington, an aerialist in the show, performed for him and took a photo with the music legend.

Last year, when announcing the extension of the Beatles-themed show, Eric Grilly, president of Cirque’s resident show division, said, “The Beatles LOVE is one of the most beloved and successful production shows on the Las Vegas Strip.”

The Beatles-themed show is expected to continue at least through March 20, 2024.

The Mirage won’t be rebranded Hard Rock Las Vegas until late 2027 at the soonest, and it could be 2028, according to Vital Vegas. Last December, Hard Rock got approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) to acquire the Mirage from MGM Resorts International.