Kerri-Anne Kennerley has been taken to hospital after a fall during a performance of the stage musical Pippin.
Kennerley fell from a trapeze during Wednesday night's performance in Sydney breaking her collar bone.
The star performer reportedly finished her song before being taken to hospital.
The 67-year-old actress plays Grandma Berthe in the Australian season of the musical, which is showing at Sydney's Lyric theatre.
It is the first major commercial production to open in Australia after curtains fell around theatres in March.
Kennerley had spoken to The Senior earlier this year about the performance saying she was practicing on a circus trapeze - and putting her body through a gruelling training regime, six days a week.
"It's all about upper body strength and core work. In my big number, I have to get on a trapeze and go up 15ft. I'm helped by a very strapping, hunky trapeze artist and we do several movements including one called The Bird, and one where I have to hang by my feet," Kennerley told The Senior.
"At the moment we're starting with the basics and I'm doing manoeuvres on a soft mat six inches off the ground. It's a big learning curve and I realise how active and tough this is going to be.
"It's really coming home to roost now. But every day there is some improvement."
IN THE NEWS