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Ringling Bros

The Show Will Go On

MINUS Flying Hair-ialists

5/5/2014 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

050414_ringling_bros_launchThe Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus will keep chugging along after a devastating accident Sunday involving its high-flying "Hair Hang" act -- but the ""Hair Hang" act won't be coming along ... a rep for the circus tells TMZ.

The rep tells us, 8 of the 9 acrobats who were injured during the accident -- when a rigging structure failed, dropping the acrobats 30 feet into the center ring -- are still in the hospital ... making it difficult to include the act in upcoming performances in Hartford later this week.

The rep tells us, the girls involved in the accident are the only ones trained to do the act, so the act had to be cut while they recover.

We also spoke to a spokesperson for the circus in D.C., who gave us some interesting trade secrets behind the "Hair Hang" act ... like the fact that the performers weave a metal loop into their hair to help them stay suspended. And there's more where that came from.

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1.

Lava    

lol

110 days ago
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Lucky_130    

It just goes to show that you can't keep a good clown down!

110 days ago
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Shoozie    

The circus was popular in the 1800's before there were all kinds of electronic inventions to entertain us. Circus's nowdays are outdated and not needed, especially for the poor animals.

110 days ago
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Skit    

They could sit kimmode on the wire. One butt cheek over each side and just slide her back and forth across the wire. She'd be safe as kittens

110 days ago
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MILK    

The question remains: who's the moron who designed/assembled that scaffold?

110 days ago
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cementmixer    

The circus is just all about the money.

110 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Give the animals a break instead

110 days ago
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bill_leslie    

"Empty spaces - what are we living for
Abandoned places - I guess we know the score
On and on, does anybody know what we are looking for...
Another hero, another mindless crime
Behind the curtain, in the pantomime,
Hold the line, does anybody want to take it anymore
The show must go on,
The show must go on
Inside my heart is breaking
My make-up may be flaking
But my smile still stays on. ..."

... Freddie would insist the show go on.

110 days ago
9.

stan    

i CAN'T BELIEVE THAT some of the audience thought that this fall was part of the act! I won't call them stupid but come-on.

110 days ago
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Teresa andrews    

Hope they didn't have injuries to their Skelton's (couldn't resist the pun).

110 days ago
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franklyspeaking    

They had their hair ripped out..Whoa!!#painful #tragic

109 days ago
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ladyvil    

Sory thid happened to those performing, but it's time to put an end to the circus an their abude of animals (especially those sad elephants) an the same goes for Universoul Circus too. ENOUGH!!

109 days ago
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Tanya     

"as they say in Hollywood, the show must go on"
Actually "the show must go on" originated with CIRCUSES!

108 days ago

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