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A fire breather was badly hurt when his act went horribly wrong at a festival in Russia.

The unidentified performer was in the middle of his act when, suddenly, the flames set his face on fire.

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He tried to put the fire out but fuel spilled out of the mouth and only made the situation worse.

Spectators rushed to the performer’s side and helped him extinguish the fire. The performer was clearly in pain as he lay on the ground.

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The Daily Mail reported that he was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. Not only that, this performer was the third fire breather injured at the same festival, the Daily Mail reported.