Singer's fingers cut after he grabs drone on stage

Enrique Iglesias receiving treatment for finger lacerations from drone blades during a concert in Tijuana, Mexico


By Mesfin Fekadu
AP Music Writer

NEW YORK — Enrique Iglesias was recovering Sunday after some of his fingers were sliced when he grabbed a drone during a concert in Tijuana, Mexico.

A representative for the singer said in a statement to The Associated Press that Iglesias was "semi-treated" after the accident at the side of the stage to stop the bleeding on Saturday night. He was advised to end the show but went on to perform for an additional 30 minutes.

In this photo provided by Francis Ramsden, Enrique Iglesias grabs a drone onstage during a concert in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday, May 30, 2015. A representative for the singer says in a statement to The Associated Press that Iglesias was
In this photo provided by Francis Ramsden, Enrique Iglesias grabs a drone onstage during a concert in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday, May 30, 2015. A representative for the singer says in a statement to The Associated Press that Iglesias was "semi-treated" offstage after his fingers were sliced when he grabbed the drone. During live shows, Iglesias sometimes grabs a drone to show the audience a "point of view" angle. (Francis Ramsden via AP)

"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," the statement read. "He decided to go on and continued playing for 30 minutes while the bleeding continued throughout the show."

Concertgoers at Plaza de Toros de Playas posted photos on social media of Iglesias, 40, with blood all over his white T-shirt.

"He was rushed to the airport where an ambulance met him there. He was then put on a plane to L.A. to see a specialist," the statement read.

Iglesias' show for 12,000 fans is part of his Sex and Love World Tour. His website says his next show is in July in Mexico City.

 

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