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

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 Minneapolis.

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 Hennepin County Medical Center, where she was said to be in critical, but stable condition as of Sunday morning.

The extent of her injuries are currently unknown.

One local mom, identified by the station as Beka, said Belle appeared to be “shakey” 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 11 a.m. 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.


A “Beauty and the Beast” performer (not pictured) was critical hurt after a fall. LightRocket via Getty Images

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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 Minnesota skater, but a member of the production.

The show is scheduled to run through Sunday in Minneapolis. 

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