Enrique Iglesias has taught us all a valuable lesson: Don’t grab drones out of mid-air unless you’re up for a trip to the emergency room. While performing Saturday in Tijuana, Mexico, the singer reached up and grabbed a drone mid-flight, which the performer commonly uses during shows to take photos of the crowd. According to a statement released by the Iglesias camp, it is not uncommon for the singer to grab the drone to take some “Point of View” shots. Only this time, his fingers became entangled in the drone’s whirling blades, slicing the performers hand open.
“During the show a drone is used to get crowd shots and some nights Enrique grabs the drone to give the audience a Point of View shot. Something went wrong and he had an accident. He decided to go on and continued playing for 30 minutes while the bleeding continued throughout the show.”
Iglesias received some medical attention on the side of the stage before returning to play for an additional thirty minutes. He was then rushed to the airport, where he received more medical attention from an ambulance which was waiting for him before he was rushed to LA to seek treatment from a specialist.
Meanwhile, Twitter was abuzz with fans sharing photos of the singer donning a blood saturated shirt, thus fully conveying the message of what a bad idea it is to fly A) snatch a drone out of the air mid flight, and B) what a potentially bad idea it is to fly a drone over large groups of people…
Enrique Iglesias learned a valuable lesson at a recent show in Tijuana, Mexico — Don’t f*ck with drones, man. http://t.co/JPiyr8yfvR
— Complex (@ComplexMag) May 31, 2015