after reading about how to get to the beating heart, i thought i would check it out. so i got to it and started shooting around. i shot at one of the hooks holding it up to the right and i died. i fell down and it sounded like the statue fell. i think my game might've crashed (seeing as how the ps3 copy is far from perfect). but if this is something thats supposed to happen and is already common knowledge, well then sorry for starting a new thread and delete.
lol. ok, so its turns out its just a glitch. friend of mine said the same exact thing has happened to him a couple of times inside buildings like the hospital. weird.