A DWARF performer at the Edinburgh fringe festival had to be rushed to
hospital after his penis got stuck to a vacuum cleaner during an act
that went horribly awry.
Daniel Blackner, or Captain Dan the Demon Dwarf, was due to perform at
the Circus of Horrors at the festival known for its oddball, offbeat
The main part of his act was for him to appear on stage with a vacuum
cleaner attached to his member with a special apparatus.
The attachment broke before the performance and Mr Blackner tried to
fix it using extra-strong glue, but unfortunately only let it dry for
20 seconds instead of the 20 minutes required.
He then joined it directly to his organ. The end result? A solid
attachment, laughter, mortification and ... hospitalisation.
"It was the most embarrassing moment of my life when I got wheeled
into a packed A&E with a vacuum attached to me," Mr Blackner said.
"I just wished the ground could swallow me up. Luckily, they saw me
quickly so the embarrassment was short-lived."