Opera star burned in onstage stunt
The singer burned his face and throat
CHICAGO — A Lyric Opera of Chicago performer was burned after his head caught on fire during a dress rehearsal of a production of "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg."
Wesley Daniel, who plays a fire-blowing stilt walker, suffered burns Monday after putting alcohol in his mouth and attempting to blow fire.
A Lyric Opera spokeswoman says Daniel was wearing a flameproof costume and mask.
Chicago paramedics took the 24-year-old to a hospital for burns to his face and throat.
He was later transferred to Loyola University Medical Center in critical condition.
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