Universal Studios Hollywood’s actor gets hospitalized after WaterWorld stunt goes wrong

By Jean Valjean January 26, 2023
Universal Studios Hollywood’s actor gets hospitalized after WaterWorld stunt goes wrong

Universal Studios Hollywood faced a failed stunt at WaterWorld and an injury of an actor.

According to a spokeswoman on Tuesday, a performer at Universal Studios Hollywood was taken to the hospital following a performance of the popular WaterWorld live show.

Following a stunt during a Monday afternoon show, the actor was taken to a hospital in Los Angeles, the spokeswoman said in a statement provided to AFP.

"Details surrounding the event are being reviewed," it added.

According to the entertainment news website TMZ, a male actor dove into a water tank from a 30-foot platform but did not immediately surface.

He was hauled out by terrified coworkers, who also administered CPR, before rushing him to the hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment, according to the website.

"It was a full house. It happened in front of everyone," Witness Daisy Anguiano spoke with a nearby ABC affiliate.

She described him as being "dragged from the water" while appearing to be unconscious.

The live performance WaterWorld is based on the 1995 post-apocalyptic action movie starring Kevin Costner, which has a lot of special effects.

WaterWorld: A Live Sea War Spectacular debuted at the Los Angeles amusement park that same year and has remained a consistently well-liked attraction ever since, despite the fact that the movie itself was viewed as a costly fiasco.

The show, which lasts around 15 minutes and is repeated many times daily, includes interaction between performers and spectators, nerve-wracking feats on jet skis and high wires, and explosions sparked by movie-set technology.

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