An American Idol stage manager host Ryan Seacrest identified as his “right hand” was injured Tuesday during rehearsal for this week’s rock music-themed episode.
The crew member was “immediately taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure,” according to Fox. RadarOnline.com has learned the stage’s manager’s name is Debbie Williams, and on her Facebook page, she writes:
“I am home from an interesting day and my attempt to be a stunt woman…it didn’t work! 50 stitches, nothing broken (must be the body padding…thank God I’ve only been on “Jenny Craig” one week). Falling 14 feet is was a new experience and we all know how I love new experiences……well maybe not this one… so much.”Seacrest discussed the incident on his Twitter page Tuesday.
“Good news our stage manager debbie is doing much better,” he wrote. “She fell during rehearsal …she’s my right hand during these shows. Love u deb!”
In addition to the stage manager’s injury, the show was beset by more trouble Tuesday, as a tower, according to Seacrest, “started to collapse, just a few moments before dress rehearsal. Glass was popping everywhere.”
It was not known early Wednesday whether or not the incidents were connected.