An Irish actress has had to withdraw from a role in a play showing at Cork Midsummer Festival in June due to an injury which was caused by a rogue fidget spinner.
The Irish Examiner reports that 22-year-old Ayoola Smart has been ordered to rest for up to two weeks after doctors diagnosed a head injury following an incident in Wilton shopping centre in Cork.
Ayoola was standing in a shop when a child who was standing nearby lost control of the toy, and it hit Ayoola behind one of her ears.
She was due to appear in the award-winning Futureproof, but her fellow cast members were informed yesterday that because of her "unfortunate accident", she can no longer fill the role.
“This is a very sad result for both us and Ayoola and, of course, her recovery should be the priority,” said a spokesperson.
Some schools have banned the fidget spinnner gadgets, saying they are distracting and potentially dangerous.