Entertainment legend Kerri-Anne Kennerley has been rushed to hospital following a terrifying fall during a theatre performance in Sydney.
Entertainment legend Kerri-Anne Kennerley has been rushed to hospital following a terrifying fall during a theatre performance in Sydney.

TV star hospitalised after ’nasty’ 4.5m fall

Entertainment veteran Kerri-Anne Kennerley, 67, has been hospitalised after a plunging 4.5m from a trapeze during a performance of Pippin.

The "nasty" incident happened during Wednesday night's show and 7NEWS reports she was unable to finish her performance and was taken to Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital Sydney "as a precaution".

The Tony Award-winning musical is currently slated to finish Pippin is currently scheduled to finish on January 31, 2021.

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Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Ainsley Melham in Pippin. Pic: David Hooley. Supplied for Elizabeth Fortescue
Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Ainsley Melham in Pippin. Pic: David Hooley. Supplied for Elizabeth Fortescue

Kennerley has previously spoken about the vigorous six-day training schedule she undertook to prepare for her role. Part of her performance includes going up "15ft" on a trapeze and performing stunts mid-air.

Speaking to The Senior, she called it a "big learning curve".

"It's all about upper body strength and core work. In my big number, I have to get on a trapeze and go up 15ft," she said.

 

"I'm helped by a very strapping, hunky trapeze artist and we do several movements including one called The Bird, and one where I have to hang by my feet.

"It's a big learning curve and I realise how active and tough this is going to be. It's really coming home to roost now. But every day there is some improvement."

It's understood Kennerley did not suffer any major injuries and will return for the remaining run of the show at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

More to come

 

Originally published as KAK hospitalised after 'nasty' 4.5m fall



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