Olly Murs Pranked by British Boy Band JLS With Fake Human Cannonball Accident (PHOTO)

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For British boy band JLS, their good friend Olly Murs was an easy target.

The “Heart Skips a Beat” singer and TV personality was left visibly shaken after he believed a human cannonball stunt had gone horribly wrong and left a member of JLS in critical condition.

It all seemed simple enough: During a televised Stand Up to Cancer segment for Channel 4, Murs, 28, was instructed to hit a button to make JLS crooner Aston Merrygold shoot out of a human cannon. Murs hit the button one too many times, however, and things seemed to take a turn for the worse.

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After the human cannon finally fired, Merrygold, 24, appeared to have overshot the padded landing mat and crashed onto a large wooden stage.

Murs, along with hundreds of young fans, looked on in shock as the JLS lads rushed over to see if their bandmate was all right. For two minutes, “Merrygold” (who was actually a professional stuntman) remained still on the ground as paramedics rushed to his aid.

Fortunately, Murs’ grief was cut short when the real Merrygold rushed out — completely healthy — to greet his utterly shocked X Factor buddy.

After the event, Murs was still reeling from the prank, tweeting: “Still recovering, still shaking & still shocked!! [email protected]? you got me proper today!!”

The British pop singer recently released his latest single, “Troublemaker,” featuring Flo Rida, off his forthcoming US debut album, Right Place, Right Time. The record drops on Dec. 4.

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