Three people were left hypnotised on stage when a hypnotist knocked himself out during a show in Dorset. David Days was performing at Portland's Royal Manor Theatre on Friday when he tripped over a participant's leg.
His team could not rouse him and the audience was asked to leave while the people were still "asleep" on stage. They were "woken up" soon after when Mr Days recovered. His manager said the performer has a voice recording which can be used to bring people round.
Mr Days, who has hypnotised members of the pop band Blue on television, did not require hospital treatment, his manager Tara Nix said. She added: "He was out for a little while and that is why we asked the audience to leave.
"Three people were left on stage but we always have a back-up tape and a back-up hypnotist to step in if needed. Luckily, it wasn't too long until he recovered and he and the guests are fine. To be honest I think this is the first time it has ever happened to a hypnotist."