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HK Boyband Mirror Concert Accident: 95% Chance Injured Dancer’s Nerves Won't Fully Recover

Dancer Mo Li remains in ICU and cannot be taken off the ventilator completely.
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Hong Kong dancer Mo Li, 27, who was critically injured after an LED screen fell on him at boyband Mirror’s concert in July, remains under observation in intensive care. 

Mo’s father, reverend Derek Li, revealed on social media yesterday (Sep 4) that both Chinese and Western doctors believe that there is a 95 per cent chance that Mo’s vertebrae and sensory nerves “cannot fully recover”.

Mo suffered a fractured cervical vertebra and is at risk of being paralysed from neck down after a 600kg LED screen landed on him during the concert.

Derek said they will try acupuncture treatment this week, though doctors are not confident the treatment can provide recovery.

"My heart sank a little. I felt that in people’s eyes, the end is near,” he said.

Nevertheless, Derek is thankful that Mo is still alive and believes the family can overcome the adversity.

Derek also implored on the public to pray for his son’s recovery.

The road to recovery is long

Last month, Derek shared that Mo was making better-than-expected progress in his recovery.

He was sleeping better at night and is able to communicate. However, he cannot be taken off the ventilator completely.

Wearing a neck brace for a long time can cause pain in the back of the head and affect his sleep, and excessive concentration on his own breathing is also [affecting] him,” Derek wrote.

He added that the pain of seeing his once active son, now lying helpless in bed facing the cold ceiling, is indescribable.

Metal cord that held LED screen snapped due to metal fatigue

The task force investigating the accident blamed the substandard wire cord and under-reporting of the weight of the LED screen for the accident.

In its earlier findings, it said that the China-made steel wire that suspended the screen had snapped due to “metal fatigue”.

An insider also suggested the screen that landed on Mo was declared at a weight that was less than half of its actual 600kg.

Photos: Mo Li/Instagram

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