Mirror Boy Band screen falls concert

Video Board Falls Onto Boy Band Mid Performance, Crushing Dancers

A large video screen fell onto a boy band during a performance in Hong Kong this week, and at least one member of the band was injured.

Videos posted across social media showed the boy band, Mirror, performing at the Hong Kong Coliseum on Thursday night, when a screen hanging above them fell to the stage.

“A live show by Hong Kong boy band Mirror was cut short on Thursday after a screen fell from height on the stage. It hit dancers below, according to footage shared across social media. Local media reported that at least two were injured,” the Hong Kong Free Press wrote as a caption to the video, posted to Twitter.

The video showed the moment the screen fell onto the stage, prompting numerous screams from fans in attendance.

Thursday’s incident comes just a few days after one of the band’s members, Frankie Chan Sui-fai, fell off the stage while giving a speech during a concert. According to the South China Morning PostChan was able to get back on stage shortly after and told fans, “I’m sorry, I fell.”

In a social media post after the concert, Chan wrote, “Sorry for making everyone worry. I was too focused on my words. Only some bruises. I’m a lucky man,” the South China Morning Post reported.

During a concert by the boy band Mirror in Hong Kong on Thursday, a large video monitor fell to the stage and injured dancers performing with the band. Pictured, Mirror performs during the Hong Kong e-Sports & Music Festival on July 28, 2019.
Photo by Lampson Yip – Clicks Images/Getty Images

Following the incident on Thursday, the South China Morning Post reported that local police confirmed at least three people were injured from the falling screen. Two of the band’s male dancers, including a popular dancer known as Mo, were transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, but their current condition was unknown, the South China Morning Post reported. Agence Free-Presse also reported that two of the band’s dancers were also transported to a hospital, but they were conscious at the time.

Shortly after the screen fell onto the stage, Mirror’s concert was stopped. According to the South China Morning Postthe band’s manager, Ahfa Wong Wai-kwan went on stage to tell concertgoers that the show was halted and apologized.

“Thank you so much for your support to Mirror, but there is something that we need to handle now. I hope you can all leave in an orderly manner…I’m sorry. I promise to settle your tickets and promise we will handle the show to ensure [everyone’s] safety,” the manager said, according to the South China Morning Post.

One audience member spoke with the South China Morning Post and said “It happened too fast and it took everyone a few moments to realize what had happened. Everyone saw the dancers fall onto the floor, and we just hope they are okay,” adding that she was “traumatized.”

Newsweek reached out to the Mirror band and the Hong Kong Coliseum for comment.

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