'X Factor' Stagehands Injured at Finale Taping

Riser fell just before 50 Cent performance

December 23, 2011 10:00 AM ET
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Pitbull performs on the finale of 'The X Factor.'
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Three stagehands on the set of the X Factor finale in Los Angeles were injured when a stair riser came unhinged and struck them from above in the final minutes of the broadcast. The riser hit two of the stagehands in the head and another in the elbow. The workers were treated by paramedics just feet away from the stage where the judges watched 50 Cent perform for the audience.

All three were rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center nearby. Specific information on the status of the stagehands has not been revealed, but one of the crew members reportedly insisted that he was fine and was seen joking about the incident happening on "the fucking last night of the show."

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