'X Factor' Finale Accident Leaves 3 Stagehands Injured
'X Factor' Finale Accident Leaves 3 Stagehands Injured

Tragedy nearly struck in the last minutes of the "X Factor" finale as a stair riser came unhinged and hit two stagehands in the head and another in the elbow.

The paramedics were on scene within minutes at stage 36 of CBS Television City, where "X Factor" and "American Idol" are both filmed, and treated the injured just off stage feet away from where the judges were watching 50 Cent perform for a studio audience of 700 and a TV viewing audience of millions.

One of the crew members, who was knocked over by the giant set piece, was heard telling his supervisor, "I'm fine!" and marveling, "on the f--cking last night of the show!"

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