Comedian Joe Pasquale has told a podcast he had to get stitches after impaling himself with a set of moose antlers at the end of a show in Skegness.
The star was performing at the seaside town’s Embassy Theatre last month as part of his new tour, The New Normal.
Speaking on Kate Thornton’s White Wine Question Time podcast, he said he tripped on stage and fell on the antlers – narrowly missing his torso.
“I nearly died, I really did. I was that close!”, the I’m A Celeb star explained, adding: “It only got me in the back of the leg.
“In the act I have a great big pair of moose antlers, and they’re huge things. They’ve got these huge prongs sticking out, and the gag is I have to put them on my head and I go ‘I put too much mousse on my hair’.
“But at the end of the act the curtains came down and all my props are strewn all over the stage, and they bring the lights down, obviously.
“As I’m starting to put all my props away, and I literally trip over my moose head.”
Pasquale, who is 61-years-old, insisted how he is “quite nimble for my age”.
Likening the incident to Mission: Impossible, Pasquale described how he avoided a more serious injury.
“So I had one leg on the ground and the other one’s hanging out to the right-hand side somewhere, and I managed to push myself over, my torso went over the moose head.
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Backstage with David Harbour “It was like Tom Cruise… I actually twisted round on to my back as well, all in a split second.
“It was all in slow motion and as I came down the moose head only got me in the back of the leg. It really hurt, but I thought, ‘oh that’s okay.'”
Opting not to rush to the local A&E on a Saturday night, the venue’s medic patched him up, before he went to Bridlington’s hospital up the coast the next day, where he was given seven stitches ahead of his show that night.