Enrique Iglesias shocked fans during his concert in Tijuana, Mexico, when he injured his right hand after attempting to grab a flying camera drone. The singer’s right hand and shirt were bloodied but he continued with the show. After the performance, Iglesias was rushed to Los Angeles to see a specialist.
The Latin pop singer accidentally injured the fingers on his right hand when he grabbed the drone, Rolling Stone reported. Iglesias was performing in front of around 12,000 people at the Plaza de Toros de Playa in Tijuana, as part of his "Sex and Love" world tour Saturday.
In a video of the incident, the singer uses the drone’s camera to take a shot of himself while performing. However, Iglesias accidentally slid his fingers into the path of the rotor blades, resulting in the injury. The singer then tossed the drone to the floor and bloodied his white shirt.
"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," Iglesias' representative said in a statement. "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.”
Adile Flores, who claimed to witness the event and record it on her cell phone camera, told CNN that the blood splatter landed on those close to the stage. Flores remarked that the singer continued with the concert even though it was clear he was bleeding heavily. “Eventually he raised his hands as if to show he was bleeding and left the stage. About 10 minutes later, he returned with his hand wrapped,” she said.
Iglesias performed “I Like It” with a bandaged bloody right hand behind his back. He also smeared blood on his shirt in the shape of a heart, states E! News. Joe Bonilla, Iglesias’ publicist, said the singer met an ambulance at the airport after the show and then flew off to Los Angeles.
According to CNN, Iglesias’ team posted a message on the singer’s official website thanking the fans for their concern and well wishes. "Enrique is getting the help he needs and we hope he will be totally fine. We will keep you posted and appreciate all your wishes and prayers."
The next stop on Iglesias' concert tour will be Wednesday in Mexico City.