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Actor Slices Own Throat By Accident

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    Actor Slices Own Throat on Stage

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...r-slices-throat-on-stage-in-knife-mix-up.html

    An actor almost died on stage after slashing his throat in a bizarre
    mix-up with a knife.

    Last Updated: 4:22PM GMT 10 Dec 2008

    Austrian actor Daniel Hoevels almost died on stage after slashing his
    throat in a bizarre mix-up with a knife

    When Daniel Hoevels collapsed on stage the audience started to applaud
    the spectacular special effects

    The character played by Daniel Hoevels was supposed to commit suicide
    in the drama with a blunt stage weapon but had instead been provided
    with a real blade.

    He collapsed on stage with blood pouring from his neck and the
    audience started to applaud the spectacular special effects.

    It was only when Hoevels, 30, failed to get up to take a bow at
    Vienna's Burgtheater in Austria that they realized something was
    wrong.

    Now police are investigating their own murder mystery drama -- after
    refusing to rule out the possibility that the stunt may have been an
    attempt to bump off the actor by a jealous rival.

    Police have been told that the knife had been bought at a local store
    and are asking if props staff forgot to blunt the blade for the
    performance of Friedrich Schiller's play Mary Stuart, about Mary Queen
    of Scots.

    "The knife even still had the price tag on it," said one shocked
    police investigator.

    The theater's props manager is understood to have been quizzed by
    police about the knife, reported Austrian daily Osterreich.

    The actor recovered after emergency treatment to his wound at a local
    hospital and appeared on stage the next night with a bandage around
    his neck.

    "If Hoevels had hit an artery or cut only slightly deeper, he would
    have died on stage", a doctor said.