Lisa Skinner in Good Spirits During Recovery

Cirque du Soleil aerialist Lisa Skinner is in good spirits despite a horror fall in front of thousands of people. Ms Skinner is recovering from a fractured C1 vertebrae and a fractured radial bone on her right arm sustained during the November 27 performance of Kooza.

Speaking from her parents’ Clear Mountain home, the former Albany Creek gymnast said she had been touched by how friends, family and strangers had rallied around her. “I received bunches of flowers from people I didn’t know so that was so lovely,” she said. “(I just want) to let people know that I’m doing better than ever and I’ve got a little bit of a road to recovery but I should be better than ever very soon. I’m in good spirits and thank you for everyone’s messages and such heartfelt messages and words sent my way.”

Although she was in a neck brace, she said she was recovering very well. She expects to have a better idea of her recovery in five weeks. “I should know a bit more and be in the thing (neck brace) for a week or two longer then (have) some physio. It’s amazing (with the extent of injuries) from where I fell considering other people have done a lot worse falling from lower heights. I’m very, very lucky and I know I’ve used up one of my nine lives and I don’t really want to use up any more of them at this point.”

A Workplace Health and Safety Queensland spokesman said there had been no breaches of safety regulations. A Cirque du Soleil spokeswoman said it was “reviewing carefully” all possible causes for the incident and was looking at ways to improve its “already stringent” safety standards.

{ SOURCE: Courier Mail | }