Concerts are meant to be an enjoyable and unforgettable experience. This is the chance where fans get to see their idols perform their favourite songs live. It’s also a great opportunity to make friends and have the best night of your lives together. Concerts feel like a dream that you don’t want to wake up from.
However, dreams can sometimes turn into nightmares. Unexpected things can happen and they can be pretty terrifying. Idols could injure themselves while performing, fans could get sick in the sea of crowd with no one noticing and stage mechanics could malfunction. Unfortunately, a recent concert had to come to a halt after a horrible accident happened onstage. Trigger warning, the footages may be graphic:
#BREAKING: A horrible accident erupted as a Hong Kong singing and dancing boy band was hosting their first concert, injuring at least two dancers. Both were said to be conscious when being sent to the hospital. pic.twitter.com/y3c7MVyUmn
— Ezra Cheung (@ezracheungtoto) July 28, 2022
Hong Kong boyband Mirror were performing live in concert on Thursday (28th July) when suddenly a large video screen that was suspended above the stage fell onto one of the male dancers, hitting him on the head, before tilting over to another dancer. The other dancers as well as stage crew rushed over to aid the injured dancers. The accident occurred at around 10:30pm.
The concert had to be stopped immediately and members of Mirror were seen escorted off the stage by stage crew. Dancers were seen shaking and shocked as they were asked to leave the stage to avoid further accidents and injuries. Members of the audience were also asked to exit the venue in an orderly manner after the terrifying accident. Videos of the accident has since circulated online.
It was reported that one dancer is now in intensive care while the other is in stable condition. At least 5 people were injured that night including members of the audience. Concert organisers announced that Mirror’s remaining concerts would be cancelled after the accident and that refunds would be handled later. Hong Kong government caught wind of the ordeal and instructed future shows to be halted until the structure of the stage is proved to be safe.
Prior to the traumatising accident on Thursday, Mirror members suffered minor injuries on Monday (18th July) due to stage mechanics malfunctioning at the same venue. This caused fans to start a petition to call attention to safety issues at the venue. Hong Kong Theatre Arts Practitioners Union also demanded the concert’s production team to explain what could have caused the accident.
So far, there has been no further updates on the dancers’ health conditions. All members of Mirror thankfully did not sustain any injuries at the recent show. We hope that the injured people will recover soon and that no accidents like this will happen again.