UniverSoul Circus trapeze artist who fell 30 feet to make full recovery

A 19-year-old trapeze artist who fell 30 feet into a crowd last week during an UniverSoul Circus performance has been released from the hospital.

Circus officials said Chenglong Wu, the performer with the Wuhan Flying Trapeze act of China, is expected to make a full recovery.


The UniverSoul Circus released the following statement on Monday:

Chenglong Wu, the performer with the Wuhan Flying Trapeze act of China, who was injured in a fall during a performance of UniverSoul Circus in Philadelphia on Saturday, was released from the hospital today. Doctors expect Chenglong to make a full recovery. UniverSoul Circus would like to thank the first responders and circus staff who took charge of the situation and saw to it that Chenglong was treated as expeditiously as possible. UniverSoul Circus also thanks the doctors, nurses and staff at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center for all of their hard work. UniverSoul Circus greatly appreciates our fans for their kind thoughts and prayers that have been pouring in on behalf of Chenglong. Circus officials are looking into the incident and will have no further comment until their more information is available. UniverSoul Circus is playing Philadelphia next to the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Fairmount Park, thru Sunday, Nov. 15. Ticketing and show information are available via Ticketmaster and at the UniverSoul Circus Box Office.

Medics were dispatched shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday to the 5900 block of Parkside Avenue in Fairmount Park.

Wu was rushed to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in stable condition.

"According to doctors at the hospital, Wu has suffered a lower back injury, but is expected to make a full recovery," the circus said in a statement.

No other injuries were reported.

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