UPDATE Universal Releases Statement After WaterWorld Cast Member Is Hospitalized

UPDATE: Universal Releases Statement After WaterWorld Cast Member Is Hospitalized Today

More information is now available about the recent incident on “WaterWorld” at Universal Studios Hollywood, when a cast member was taken to the hospital.

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Based on Kevin Costner’s 1995 film of the same name, WaterWorld is a popular stunt show set in the Universal Studios parks in Hollywood, Japan, Singapore and Beijing. Despite being a financial and critical disappointment, the stunt show received high marks and was installed in four of the five Universal Studios parks around the world.

A witness who spoke to ABC7 Eyewitness News immediately after the incident said the performer was on top of one of the towers and fell into the water as part of the show, which is typical of the popular stunt show. But the workers then noticed he wasn’t coming out of the water in line, and dived in to pull him out. After being dragged backstage, the show was canceled mid-performance and guests were escorted out.

KTLA reports that paramedics were at the scene just after 2:10 p.m. The man was revived at the scene and was conscious and breathing when he was taken to hospital.

A spokesman for Universal Studios Hollywood shared the statement: “We can confirm that a cast member with one of our longtime show providers was rushed to the hospital following a stunt during an afternoon performance and our thoughts are with him while he receives treatment. Details about the event are being checked. As always, safety is a top priority in our day-to-day operations.”

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