Singer Hit On Head By Collapsing Stage Rigging

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

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This is the moment a singer is hit on the head by collapsing stage rigging and knocked to the ground in the middle of a performance.

The startling incident occurred as folk band ‘Los Criollos’ were performing at the local festival of El Talar in the north-western Argentine province of Jujuy.

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In the video, the band can be seen performing when the light rigging around them begins slowly collapsing.

The band do not notice the rigging moving and continue playing until the metal structure falls onto them, hitting singer Luis Villan in the head and knocking both him and fellow band member Ivan Luna to the floor.

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Local media report they could not be attended by paramedics initially as there was no ambulance in the area, so they were taken in a van to be attended by doctors.

Luna told reporters: “t was a terrible hit to the head that knocked me down. It was nothing worse because I was wearing a hat”.

Singer Villan said: “We were totally abandoned, a person had to take us to the hospital because there were no ambulances at the scene, nor security guards. After what happened to us, they removed the pieces of metal and kept on with the festival as if nothing had happened”.

He then wrote on social media a day after the accident: “At the moment I am only asking for your patience, we are in Pablo Soria doing tests and waiting for the doctors, we cannot say anything else, I hope you understand and thanks from the bottom of my heart for your concern.”

It is unclear what caused the rigging to collapse. The nature of the singer’s injuries are currently unclear.

Local media report Los Criollos have been performing for 10 years and were performing at the closing event of the local festival.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.