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ANOTHER Spider-Man Injury! New Arachne Actress Sidelined!


Yeah. It's time for producers to just cut their losses and nix this mess.

T.V. Carpio, who stepped into play Arachne in Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark after Natalie Mendoza pulled out due to injury in December, has been sidelined herself after being hurt last week during a fight scene!

Good lord!

We hate to say it, but enough is enough!

We're frightened to know what it's going to take for this musical to call it quits.

Think of your cast, guys! People are STILL getting hurt.

We don't want anything worse to happen to anyone.

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More Spider-Man Dramz! Actress Leaving After Suffering Concussion


Will the drama ever end?

Looks like Julie Taymor's play Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is about to experience even MORE problems, now that actress Natalie Mendoza is leaving the production.

Mendoza played Arcachne, a villain invented by Taymor, but after suffering a concussion on Nov 28 when "a rope holding a piece of equipment swung into her," she's decided to call it quits.

An official exit statement from the actress is reportedly in the works, and may be released as soon as later on today.

Her role will be taken over by her understudy, America Olivo.

Good luck, America! And BE CAREFUL!

[Image via WENN.]

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Another Actor Injured On The Set Of Spider-Man Musical


This is getting out of control!!

With several delays and numerous technical difficulties including other actors getting injured in the show's dangerous stunts, reports are coming out now that yet another actor was injured during the Spider-Man musical's first preview last Sunday.

Natalie Mendoza, who plays villainess Arachne, was struck by a rope that was holding a piece of equipment offstage and suffered a concussion. She didn't immediately report the injury to the producers or the actors' union, and even performed in the next night's performance against doctor's orders.

However, after a few days, she fell ill on Thursday and her understudy stepped in and took her place.

Responding to why Mendoza continued to perform after being injured, the musical's spokesperson said, "It was her choice, she insisted on doing it."

The New York State Dept. of Labor confirmed on Friday that it was investigating the accident, and a rep for the agency said:

"The production has explained to us the details of the accident. They also indicated that they have made changes to prevent this type of accident from happening again. We plan to follow up regularly to ensure that these modifications are adequate."

Seems like MAJOR changes need to happen for this production to continue! This is the THIRD injury on set! Actors, beware!

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