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Universal Studios Hollywood stunt performer hospitalized after suffering a medical emergency

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A performer at Universal Studios Hollywood was rushed to the hospital after a suffering a medical emergency during an afternoon show on Monday, Jan. 23, officials said.

“One of our long-standing show vendors was transported to the hospital following a stunt during an afternoon performance,” a spokesperson for Universal Studios Hollywood said in a statement Monday.

Firefighters were called to the theme park around 2 p.m. for a man suffering from a medical emergency, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Imy Velderrain.

Officials did not clarify what performance or what exactly happened on Monday but when firefighters arrived they had to perform CPR on the victim before he was taken to a hospital, Velderrain said.

“Details surrounding the event are under review. As always, safety is our top priority in our day-to-day operations,”

An update on the man’s condition was not immediately available.

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