Nail-biting moment street performer almost topples to ground when act goes wrong

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Hiroshi Cozmik performed the dangerous stunt on the Royal Mile
Hiroshi Cozmik performed the dangerous stunt on the Royal Mile

A gymnast narrowly avoided becoming injured after his street performance went wrong in front of Edinburgh Festival Fringe attendees.

Hiroshi Cozmik was applauded after he attempted to carry out a nail-biting stunt three times on the Royal Mile, which is made up of a succession of streets in the Old Town in the capital of Scotland.

In terrifying footage, the gymnast could be seen balancing on two columns made of blocks as he positioned his hands on each one and attempted to pose in a handstand.

The supportive crowd spurred him on after they witnessed his arms start to shake. The acrobat then decided to start from the beginning as he stood up normally.

Nail-biting moment street performer almost topples to ground when act goes wrong rriddqikeiqtkinvThe acrobat received applauds from the crowd

Unfortunately, the same thing happened again so he proceeded to go again in the hopes of making it the third time lucky, reports Edinburgh Live. But just as he brings his legs together over his head, the blocks suddenly collapsed. With a smile and a laugh, he takes it on the chin as the crowd cheers and claps.

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Taking to TikTok, the gymnast shared the video with his 590.0k followers, with the caption: "When you can't full press in your first attempt." His followers quickly replied and said he was "still crazy strong."

One said: "I bet they didn’t notice when the moved was supposed to finish because it was already impressive." A second commented: "I don't think they noticed."

In recent scenes at Edinburgh Fringe, actress Georgie Grier was encouraged to keep going after only one person turned up to her show. The London-based performer got candid as she shared a teary-eyed photo of herself. She said: "There was one person in my audience today when I performed my one-woman play, Sunsets at #edfringe. It’s fine, isn’t it? It’s fine…?"

However, her post soon went viral and saw the actress gather support from fellow comedians such as Jason Manford and Dara O'Briain. Fans then rushed to purchase tickets to ensure it didn't happen again and the show became sold-out just 24 hours later.

In response Georgia said: "I did not expect the level of reaction I've had it's been so lovely, so unexpected, so many words for what I have experienced. I am so appreciative of what I have experienced."

Monica Charsley

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