An update on the condition of actor Wesley Daniel after an accident at the Lyric Opera



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The Lyric Opera of Chicago has issued a statement on the condition of Wesley Daniel, the young actor who suffered burns last night at a dress rehearsal for Die Meistersinger, when a fire-breathing "effect" went wrong. It was reported that Daniel had seared the inside of his throat, but the statement contradicts that. Here it is in its entirety:

"Wesley Daniel, who was injured yesterday in a rehearsal at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is likely to return home Thursday.

"Clifton Daniel, Wesley's father, spoke directly with Lyric's deputy general director Drew Landmesser this morning. He told Landmesser that Wesley will likely be home on Thursday, and although he has second degree burns around his mouth, his throat and lungs are fine. Daniel is being treated at Loyola Medical Center. The effect was approved by the Chicago Fire Department."

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