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Enrique Iglesias keeps show going despite injury caused by drone mishap

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Posted at 5:00 PM, May 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-31 19:00:52-04
By Emanuella Grinberg and Vivian Kuo

CNN

(CNN) — Spanish pop star Enrique Iglesias is seeking treatment after a drone cut his hand during a Saturday concert.

Iglesias continued the show with his hand blooded and bandaged, smearing his blood on his T-shirt in the shape of a heart, publicist Joe Bonilla said in a tweet.

“Another example of his professionalism!” Bonilla said.

The mishap occurred in front of some 12,000 people in Tijuana, Mexico, as part of Iglesias’ “Sex and Love” world tour.

A flying drone is used during shows to get crowd shots. Sometimes Iglesias grabs the drone to give the audience a “point of view shot,” Bonilla said.

Saturday was one of those days. Pictures and videos from the event show Iglesias reaching up to the grab the drone and holding it in his two hands.

“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, but he decided to keep going, the statement said. Pictures from the event show him hiding his hand bloodied and bandaged hand behind his back.

After the show Iglesias met an ambulance at the airport. From there, he flew to Los Angeles to see a specialist, Bonilla said.

“We will continue to update as we have more info.”