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Andy Karl Injured During Friday Night Performance of GROUNDHOG DAY; Updated from the ER

Update: Saturday 9:45am. This afternoon's performance of GROUNDHOG DAY has been cancelled. Click here for details.

Update: Saturday 7:15am. Andy Karl thanked fans and shared an update on his condition from the emergency room in the early morning hours. Scroll down for the full post in which the star notes "I'm home now and I have no broken bones but tweaked my knee after a poorly landed leap frog" and goes on to write "I'm gonna get it looked at by specialist before I go back on stage, but know I love this show and this company and everyone that supports me more than you'll ever know."

It has been reported that Groundhog Day's leading man, Andy Karl, sustained an injury during the Friday night performance of the new musical.

According to an official statement from the production, "At approximately 10:30 in the second act of Groundhog Day, during the song Philanthropy, Andy Karl injured himself during the performance and left the stage. The show was stopped. Andy insisted on finishing the show and after a 15-minute break went on stage with a cane. Following the performance, Andy was taken to see a doctor. We will update you on further news as we hear it."

Karl's wife, fellow Broadway performer Orfeh, confirmed the star's injury on Twitter following the performance, which sources have indicated was caused by a stunt mishap involving a ladder. The extent of the actor's injury has yet to be reported.

Groundhog Day, the Olivier Award-winning new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, opens this coming Monday, April 17, on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Performances began on March 16.

Video Credit: Chelsea Nachman on Instagram.

Hi everyone...So, within 5 minutes of getting into the ER waiting room, the word "philanthropist" was on the plaque in front of me and this clock fell off the wall and nearly hit me. Is it irony that I was doing the "philanthropy" number when I fell? Or is it Karma for beating up clocks in the commercials? I'm home now and I have no broken bones but tweaked my knee after a poorly landed leap frog. Finishing the show for all the @groundhogdaybwy fans and audience members was something I had to do. Thank you all for hanging in there. The last song "Seeing You" was for you guys. Thank you for your support. I'm gonna get it looked at by specialist before I go back on stage, but know I love this show and this company and everyone that supports me more than you'll ever know. @orfeh and I are overwhelmed by the concern & love you've shown us. #theshowmustgoon ???????????

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