Smashed in Edinburgh

Fringe comic breaks his wrists

Aussie comic Mickey D has broken both wrists - just six days before the start of his Edinburgh Fringe show.

But the 23-year-old stand-up has vowed: "The show must go on."

He broke his bones after he had been playing cricket for Edinburgh side Drummond CC on Saturday - but the injuries were sustained OFF the pitch, when he fell off an eight-foot wall. He was trying to join his teammates who were heckling rival players.

Mickey said: "I do all my own flyering, so that's going to be tough but fingers crossed (metaphorically of course), I'll be able to capitalise on the experience."

Another downside is that he won't be able to hold a microphone during his show, so he's been performing vocal exercises while laid up at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary.

His accident comes just a week after another comic, Mark Olver, dislocated his knee on stage in Bristol, and continued his act despite lapsing in and out of consciousness.

Mickey D was a Pub Kid opens at the Gilded Balloon Caves on Monday.

Published: 29 Jul 2003

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