Performer falls, halting Volta show

Cirque du Soleil’s Volta show in Gatineau, Que., was stopped temporarily Tuesday night when a performer fell.

The parkour specialist fell from a set piece and appeared to injure his head and back, according to a Cirque du Soleil spokesperson.

The show was stopped briefly to allow medical staff to assess the man, and he was eventually able to get up and walk on his own. He did not need to be taken to hospital.

As a precaution, the man did not continue his Tuesday night performance, the spokesperson said.