Eight Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performers in Providence, Ri., fell to the ground in an accident about noon that left onlookers stunned.
Othello Smith, of Providence, and his family left the building shortly after the accident because they didn’t want their young children watching the aftermath. “One of the performers was crying,” he said. “It looked pretty bad.”
Smith said the performers were doing an aerial act, where they were spinning on ropes or cables.
Even Simon Cowell sometimes has to admit he was wrong. The caustic judge on “Britain’s Got Talent” hit the rejection buzzer right away on Saturday’s show, and then hastily had to backtrack when the 79-year-old grandmother wowed the crowd with her dancing.