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Fire Breathing

Lyric Opera performer Wesley Daniel is recovering from burns to his face and neck, suffered while performing a fire-breathing act on stilts. He suffered second-degree burns, but no damage to his lungs or throat, and is expected to make a full recovery, with little or no scarring. (Credit: Loyola University Health System)

Burned Lyric Opera Performer Goes Home From Hospital, Should Heal Quickly

Six months from now, the Lyric Opera accident that left fire-breathing stilt-walker Wesley Daniel with second-degree burns on his neck will likely be only a “bad memory,” Daniel’s doctor said Thursday.

02/07/2013

An actor at the Lyric Opera is injured in a fire-related stunt Monday. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times)

Fire-Spitting Actor Burned During Lyric Opera Rehearsal

Onstage in the Civic Opera House, a 24-year-old performer was critically burned, says the fire department.

02/04/2013