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Kerri-Anne Kennerley to re-join Pippin musical for final show

Kerri-Anne Kennerley to re-join Pippin musical for the final show after having surgery on her broken collarbone following trapeze fall 

Kerri-Anne Kennerley is heading back to Pippin, three weeks after breaking her collarbone on stage.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the 67-year-old will return to the stage to greet the audience during the show’s final curtain call this weekend.

‘She remains a much-valued, though injured, member of the company,’ a theatre source told the publication.

She’s back! Kerri-Anne Kennerley is heading back to Pippin, three weeks after breaking her collarbone on stage

Kerri-Anne was left with a broken collarbone after falling from a trapeze in the stage musical Pippin back on December 30. 

The show business veteran was recovering after undergoing surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney last week.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald’s Private Sydney, the beloved entertainer had a metal plate and 10 screws inserted on her collarbone.   

Injured: Kerri-Anne was left with a broken collarbone after falling from a trapeze in the stage musical Pippin back on December 30

Injured: Kerri-Anne was left with a broken collarbone after falling from a trapeze in the stage musical Pippin back on December 30 

According to the publication, Kerri-Anne will now have to undertake ‘extensive physiotherapy’ over the next few months, in order to make a full recovery.

She also revealed to Private Sydney that her doctors told her that she would be left with a scar after surgery.

‘Apparently I don’t have enough fat on my clavicle… I suggested they could take some off my bum to make up for it,’ she joked. 

Recovery: Kerri-Anne is set to endure months of 'extensive physiotherapy' after having surgery on her broken collarbone following her Pippin trapeze fall

Recovery: Kerri-Anne is set to endure months of ‘extensive physiotherapy’ after having surgery on her broken collarbone following her Pippin trapeze fall

Last month, Kerri-Anne broke her ankle and collarbone after suffering a horrific fall from a trapeze during a performance of Pippin at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre.

She was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital ‘as a precaution’ and bowed out of the musical.

Footage obtained by Daily Mail Australia showed the shocking moment the former Studio 10 host dropped to the floor as the audience gasped in horror.

Horrific: Last month, Kerri-Anne broke her ankle and collarbone after suffering a horrific fall from a trapeze during a performance of Pippin at Sydney's Lyric Theatre

Horrific: Last month, Kerri-Anne broke her ankle and collarbone after suffering a horrific fall from a trapeze during a performance of Pippin at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre

An X-ray also showed the full extent of her injuries, which left her in a ‘significant amount of pain’.

In a statement released by her management at the time, Kerri-Anne confirmed she would no longer be starring in the stage production.

‘Good riddance to 2020,’ she said. ‘Pippin has genuinely been one of the great experiences of my life exceeding all my expectations.’

Poor KAK! An X-ray also showed the full extent of her injuries, which left her in a 'significant amount of pain'

Poor KAK! An X-ray also showed the full extent of her injuries, which left her in a ‘significant amount of pain’

She added that she loved the cast ‘more than ever’, before saying of the accident: ‘What happened is just a random misstep in the trapeze and circus world.

‘I’ve always felt safe in their hands but accidents just happen. I was trained well and loved getting stronger and the routine smoother.

‘I’m devastated that I can’t finish the run. It was just so much fun. I broke my collarbone quite severely and have a slight chip of my ankle bone.’ 

She concluded: ‘I’m hoping my injury will heal in the natural course of time, but for now I have to bow out. I will miss my Pippin family!’ 

Kerri-Anne was playing the supporting character Grandma Berthe in Pippin, and her signature song involved climbing atop a 15ft (4.5m) trapeze. 

Gravity-defying: Kerri-Anne was playing the supporting character Grandma Berthe in Pippin, and her signature song involved climbing atop a 15ft (4.5m) trapeze

Gravity-defying: Kerri-Anne was playing the supporting character Grandma Berthe in Pippin, and her signature song involved climbing atop a 15ft (4.5m) trapeze

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