Disney on Ice performer left in ‘critical’ condition after fall during ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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An ice skater portraying Belle from Beauty and the Beast was left in critical condition Saturday after she fell mid-performance during a Disney on Ice show in the US.

The skater fell to the ice during a mishap while being lifted into the air by another performer, officials said in a release obtained by KARE 11.

The performer was taken to a local medical centre, where she was said to be in critical, but stable condition as of Sunday morning, reports the New York Post.

The extent of her injuries are currently unknown.

One local mum, identified by the station as Beka, said Belle appeared to be “shaky” before she fell during the lift she did alongside an actor portraying the Beast.

“They were doing a lift, she appeared shaky and she fell,” the mother said, adding that the injury took place about 40 minutes into the 11am show.

“I am beyond grateful and thankful for the remaining staff and the performers who kept going because that preserves the magic for the kids. I know that has to have been very difficult,” she added.

Horrifying video footage of the incident shared on X shows the actor portraying Belle appearing to seize while lying on the ice, as the actor playing Beast hovers above her and medics rush to her side.

Disney on Ice said it “appreciates the well wishes from our fans as our team member recovers”.

The company added that the injured performer was not a local skater, but a member of the production.

The show is scheduled to run through Sunday.

This article originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission.