Enrique Iglesias will have reconstructive hand surgery after he was seriously injured during a concert in Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday. The 40-year-old singer cut his hand grabbing a drone, which was being used to take photos of both himself and the audience, during his performance, part of his "Sex and Love" world tour.
A statement from Iglesias' reps to the Associated Press said he would be undergoing reconstructive hand surgery Monday. They said Iglesias “continued playing for 30 minutes” after he was hurt despite being urged to end the performance. After the injury, he ran to the side of the stage to have his bloodied fingers bandaged, then returned to finish the show.
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Video from the incident, captured by an audience member and featured on TMZ, shows Iglesias reaching up to grab the device as he’s done several times before. In the footage viewers can see the “Bailando” singer pulling back his hand in pain before tossing the drone to the side.
According to his people, Iglesias was brought to the airport where an ambulance was waiting to provide preliminary treatment. He then flew to Los Angeles to see a specialist. The statement did not reveal the outcome of the visit.
Iglesias’ team took to his website following the concert to share a message. They thanked fans for their support and said they remained hopeful the musician “will be totally fine.”
“Thank you to all the fans for your concern and good wishes,” the statement read. “Enrique is getting the help he needs and we hope he will be totally fine. Will keep you posted and appreciate all your wishes and prayers.”
Iglesias has not spoken publicly about his injury. He is not slated to take the stage again until July, when he is scheduled to perform in Mexico City.