Circus replacing equipment after aerialists’ plunge Won’t reprise ‘hair hang’ in Conn. performances ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page A hair-hanging performance ended when eight acrobats plummeted to the ground in Providence in May. JWEBB (@JDUBBSNK) via EPA Nine performers were critically injured when a metal prop fell during a show in Providence, officials said. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Joseph Shoafi said about 45 minutes after the accident, a ringmaster announced that the rest of the show was canceled. Aletha Wood/Reuters First responders tended to the injured performers. Aletha Wood/Reuters None of the injuries is considered to be life-threatening, officials said. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Fire Chief Clarence Cunha said the performers suffered multiple broken bones, head injuries, and lacerations. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Eddie Brundage said he and his wife immediately took their daughters out to keep them from seeing the aftermath. Frank Caprio/Associated PRess The acrobats are seen during a performance on Friday. Stew Milne/Associated Press A guard outside the venue in Providence told patrons the 3 and 7 p.m. performances were canceled.