Fire blower burned during Chicago opera rehearsal
CHICAGO - A Lyric Opera of Chicago performer was burned after his head caught on fire during a dress rehearsal of a production of "Die Meistersinger von Nurenberg."
Wesley Daniel, who plays a fire-blowing stilt walker, suffered burns Monday after putting alcohol in his mouth and attempting to blow fire. Lyric Opera spokeswoman Magda Krance says Daniel was wearing a flameproof costume and mask when the incident occurred.
Chicago paramedics took the 24-year-old to Northwestern Memorial Hospital suffering from burns to his face and throat. He was later transferred to Loyola University Medical Center in critical condition.
Krance says the fire-blowing effect had been approved by the Chicago Fire Department, but has been removed from future performances.
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