David Copperfield halts Vegas show after staffer gets virus

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FILE – In this April 24, 2018, file photo, illusionist David Copperfield appears in court in Las Vegas. Copperfield is suspending his Las Vegas stage show in the wake of a crew member testing positive for COVID-19. The Las Vegas Review Journal reported Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, that the legendary magician has “no idea yet” when his production at MGM Grand will resume. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Illusionist David Copperfield is suspending his Las Vegas stage show after a crew member tested positive for COVID-19.

The Las Vegas Review Journal reported Monday that the legendary magician has “no idea yet” when his production at MGM Grand will resume.

According to the newspaper, an internal email from MGM Resorts International officials on Friday said one of Copperfield’s illusion techs had been exposed to the virus.

Copperfield confirmed the backstage crew member’s diagnosis on Sunday. In a statement, Copperfield said his entire crew would be tested again.

His stage show was one of several residency productions across MGM Resorts that reopened Nov. 6.

The company said on its websitethat affected ticketholders will be offered refunds or exchanges.

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