Cirque du Soleil acrobat falls on head during Brisbane show (VIDEO)

Brisbane-based Cirque Du Soleil acrobat and former Olympic gymnast Lisa Skinner has escaped serious injury after falling and landing on her head during a show in Brisbane, informs.

Paramedics were called to the big top at Skygate after Ms Skinner, 35, fell 3 to 5 metres during the Kooza show on Sunday afternoon.

She lost consciousness and was treated for neck pain at the scene before being taken to hospital in a stable condition.

The show went on following the fall.

"We are happy to report that Lisa is currently stable and in good condition," a circus spokesperson said in a statement.

"She is expected to leave the hospital within a few days.

"The thoughts and love from the cast and crew are with her."

Ms Skinner competed for Australia as an artistic gymnast at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games.

The Cirque Du Soleil website described Kooza as a combination of "acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power".

It features an international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, magicians, singers, actors and artists.

The performance opened in Brisbane on Thursday, November 24th.
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