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A giant video monitor fell onto a boy band in the middle of a performance. A member might be paralyzed. Here’s the moment when it happened.

A 12-member boy band called Mirror was performing at the Hong Kong Coliseum on Thursday night (July 28) when a giant video monitor (4m x 4m) crashed onto the stage. At least one dancer was directly hit. Two members were injured.

Surgeons are working on one of the dancers, Mo Lee Kai-yin, in hopes he’ll be able to walk again. The impact dislocated a couple of vertebrae, making it impossible to move his limbs. His lungs and his head were also injured. A family member is being flown from Canada.

Another member, Chang Tsz-fung, was treated and released from hospital.

Here’s another look.

An investigation has been opened by local authorities to find out what happened. A preliminary look indicates at one of the two metal cords holding up the monitor somehow snapped in the middle of the performance. Fingers are already being pointed.

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One thought on “A giant video monitor fell onto a boy band in the middle of a performance. A member might be paralyzed. Here’s the moment when it happened.

  • Utterly traumatized after watching this

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