Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
This is the moment a singer falls off stage into an orchestra pit breaking her foot and claimed she had carried on singing despite some have suggesting she had been lip syncing.
The incident happened as Russian singer Anastasia Vishnevskaya, 30, was performing in the south-central Russian city of Krasnoyarsk in Krasnoyarsk Krai on 6th March at a concert held for International Women’s Day.
In the video, the singer can be seen walking down some stairs on stage and continues to walk towards the audience with her arms held out.
She does not spot the orchestra pit in front of her and she falls off the stage into it. Despite the fall, Vishnevskaya seemingly continues singing for the crowd, who cannot see her.
The spotlight eventually finds her in the middle of the live band as the audience begin clapping.
Local media report Vishnevskaya was hospitalised after the incident and doctors confirmed she had broken her foot. She is now awaiting surgery, according to reports.
The singer said: “I sang live and just didn’t feel the pain at that moment. I couldn’t stop performing as otherwise I would have let the director down. That’s the way I was taught – to continue to perform whatever it takes.”
Netizen ‘Volkova_n.95’ said: “Well done, Anastasia! Not every artist would act the same in that situation. Wish you luck and a quick recovery.”
However, other netizens accused the artist of not singing live, saying the accident showed she was using a recording.
‘Andrey Makhno’ said: “I’m sure it was playback. All of the singers are doing it.”
Another netizen named ‘Vadim Kondratiev’ said: “It is good marketing: stage, playback, foot. Well done!”
‘Vladimir Zaigraev’ said: “It is so obvious that it was a recording.”
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