Filming on Australian soap opera NEIGHBOURS was halted last week (beg01Mar10) after police were called to deal with an actor in a "distressed" state who began smashing up the set.
Producers on the TV show stopped the shoot on Friday (05Mar10) and called emergency services after the unnamed extra started behaving in "an extraordinary way" - breaking objects in the Melbourne studio and accidentally slicing her wrist on some cut glass.
Filming was cancelled and the cast was escorted away from the set while police and ambulance crews dealt with the woman, who was later admitted to hospital.
Neighbours executive producer Susan Bower tells Australia's Herald Sun newspaper, "It was a bit of a shock. One of our regular extras wasn't really feeling the best and started behaving in an extraordinary way. She was very distressed and swung her hand and knocked a glass off a table."
Producer Neal Kingston adds, "We were concerned for the welfare of everyone and removed all cast and crew until the police arrived to assess the situation. She broke a couple of items so we cleared the situation to make sure everyone was OK and waited for authorities to arrive. She was assisted by police and went willingly outside with them. Authorities assessed the situation and (the) cut on her hand and decided to seek further treatment. The ambulance came and took her to hospital and, from our understanding, her injury was successfully treated."
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