Singer falls off stage but carries on despite breaking her foot

Singer falls off stage but carries on despite breaking her foot


A singer plunged 10 feet from a theatre stage in Russia and broke her foot mid-song – only to carry on her performance while lying prone on the floor.

Anastasia Vishnevskaya, 30, dramatically fell into the orchestra pit during a packed concert in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, but the crowd were initially unable to see what had happened to her.

She tried in vain to stand later on in the song, before finding out she had fractured her foot and suffered major bruising. A member of the orchestra had helped her onto a chair after her fall and the pit was raised to allow the 1,375-strong audience to see by the end of her track, called ‘100 hours of happiness’.

Posting from hospital after emergency surgery, the performer hit back at ‘false’ claims online that her fall proved she was not really singing live but mouthing to a soundtrack.

Anastasia said: ‘I didn’t notice edge of the stage and fell into the orchestra pit on the musicians who were preparing for the next number.

‘I was lying on my tummy singing the song…

‘Spiteful critics only discuss the fact that I continued to sing despite the trauma – and blame me for not singing live.’

Following her performance on International Women’s Day, she continued: ‘I wish there was less hatred and envy around us.

‘On the video I don’t sound as clear as I wish I did.

‘But since this was definitely live please enjoy it as it is.’

Other audience members even said they had believed her fall was part of the act – and praised her resolve for carrying on.

Concert presenter Roman Bogdanov added: ‘I am certain that very few artistes in the world would be able to finish singing in such extreme situation after falling into an orchestra pit, breaking a foot and getting bruised.

‘Some in the audience (wrongly) believed it was pre-planned.’

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