Badass isn’t exactly a word that comes to mind when thinking about Enrique Iglesias, but what he did at a show last night in Tijuana certainly fits the description. After grabbing onto a drone that’s used to take crowd photos (something he apparently does at a lot of his shows), he sliced his fingers open. A statement released to Associated Press said that he was “semi-treated” at the side of the stage after the incident and advised to cut the concert short, but he decided to keep on going for another half hour. Social media reports show that he tried to draw a heart on his t-shirt with his own blood. Immediately following the show, he was rushed to the airport for medical assistance, and then flown to Los Angeles to see a medical specialist. Lots of pictures surfaced of the incident, and they’re all pretty gnarly — check a few out below.
LAST NIGHT IN #TIJUANA ENRIQUE IGLESIAS SUFFER AN ACCIDENT INTERACTING WITH THE DRONE IN THE SHOW Last night Enrique had a show at a bullfight ring in Tijuana, Mexico for 12k+ people as part of his #SexandLove world tour. 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 was semi-treated by crew on the side of the stage to try and stop the bleeding. He was advised to stop the show. He decided to go on and continued playing for 30 minutes while the bleeding continued throughout the show. He was rushed to the airport where an ambulance met him there. He was then put on a plane to LA where we was then put on a plane to see a specialist. We will continue to update as we have more info. Thank you all for your love and concern.
Continued the show after gettin hurt and drew a heart on his top w/ his blood for his fans Enrique Iglesias everyone! pic.twitter.com/K8UGWK6It2
— Dikshi (@DamnYouEnrique) May 31, 2015
— Miria C. (@mirosawasawecka) May 31, 2015
— BecausEnrique (@BecausEnrique) May 31, 2015
— Keith Elyar (@JayanthoEnrique) May 31, 2015
UPDATE: The Associated Press reports that Iglesias is undergoing reconstructive hand surgery in Los Angeles.
UPDATE 2: Billboard reports that Iglesias may not regain full sensitivity in his finger. Explains their “insider” source, “He will need minor rehab once his finger and skin graft have healed. Only time will tell if sensitivity on that tip of the finger will come back and at what percentage.”