- The actress appeared ‘shaky’ before falling as the actor lifted her into the air
- She was taken to hospital with critical injuries but is now in stable condition.
A Disney on Ice skater was hospitalized in critical condition after falling while being lifted into the air by another cast member.
The skater, who played Bella on the show Magic in the Stars, was injured during Saturday morning’s performance at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
She was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in critical condition, but was said to be stable as of Sunday. KARE 11 reported.
The nature of the skater’s injuries remains unknown at this time, but witnesses told the television station that she appeared to be “shaking” before she suffered the fall.
Footage of the accident showed the actress apparently clinging to the ice as the skater playing the Beast floated above her and medics rushed to her aid.
The skater who played Belle on Saturday’s Disney on Ice: Magic in the Stars fell while being lifted into the air by another cast member during the performance at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pictured: Disney ice skaters performing Beauty and the Beast during a performance in Toronto, Canada, in 2016.
Pictured: The cast of Disney On Ice: Magic in the Stars, as seen in a 2023 promotional photo.
The incident occurred about 40 minutes after the 11 a.m. performance, witnesses recalled.
Beka, who brought her two children to the performance, said the cast handled the clearly “very difficult” situation well and made sure to “preserve the magic” for guests.
“They were doing a lift, he seemed shaky and she fell,” he told KARE. ‘I am beyond grateful for the remaining staff and artists who continued because that preserves the magic for the children.
“I know it must have been very difficult.”
Another guest noted how the cast and crew quickly got to the injured skater, adding that the Minneapolis community “hopes she is okay and recovers.”
A spokesperson for Disney on Ice told the media outlet that it “appreciates the well wishes from our fans as our team member recovers.”
MailOnline has reached out to Hennepin County Medical Center and Disney on Ice for comment.