A DANCE school owner came within moments of death when he collapsed outside a theatre.
A DANCE teacher came within moments of death after he collapsed in agony as he was about to oversee a show.
Geoff Lucas, 51, who owns Elwick Academy of Dance in Hartlepool, was rushed to hospital and underwent emergency surgery after collapsing with severe stomach pains.
It was only after his operation that medics revealed his appendix had burst as he was being taken to theatre which could have proved fatal.
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