Ebene News – UA – TV veteran Kerri-Anne Kennerley hospitalized after trapeze fall

Entertainment veteran Kerri-Anne Kennerley suffered a broken collarbone after falling from a trapezoid at the Lyric Theater in Sydney on Wednesday night

The former Studio 10 co-host was starring in the Tony Award-winning musical Pippin when she fell about four meters on the stage

Producers said Ms Kennerly finished her song and was taken to hospital Scans revealed that in addition to a broken collarbone, the TV star suffered a chip to a bone in the ankle

In a statement Ms Kennerley said the show was “one of the great experiences” of her life and that she was grateful for everyone’s support

“What happened was just a random misstep in the trapeze and circus world,” she said “I always felt safe in their hands but accidents happen quite simply “

Earlier this year Ms Kennerley said she was excited to play Berthe in Pippin as it would involve the challenge of singing backwards Berthe is a secondary character described as a “sassy grandmother”

The TV star has been a familiar face in the Australian entertainment industry for over four decades In the ’80s and’ 90s, she hosted Network Ten’s Good Morning Australia program She was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame, appeared on Australian Post stamps and even released a Christmas album

Most recently, she was the host of Ten’s morning talk show, Studio 10 She and several other presenters, such as Joe Hildebrand, left in September on a cost-cutting round

Pippin is expected to operate until the end of January 2021 Ms Kennerley will be replaced with liners until further notice, the first of which will be performer Angelique Cassimatis Broken collarbones can take several weeks to heal depending on the severity of the injury

The Lyric Theater adhered to strict audience limits during Pippin’s race due to COVID-19 Participants must wear masks, register via QR code and practice social distancing

Kerri-Anne Kennerley

Ebene News – UA – Television veteran Kerri-Anne Kennerley hospitalized after trapeze fall

Source: https://www.smh.com.au/culture/musicals/tv-veteran-kerri-anne-kennerley-hospitalised-after-trapeze-fall-20201231-p56r2b.html