Enrique Iglesias undergoes reconstructive surgery after cutting hand attempting to grab flying drone

The singer sliced open his hand during in concert in Mexico on May 30

Enrique Iglesias is said to be recovering following surgery undertaken to treat his recently injured hand.

The singer sliced open his hand during a concert at Plaza de Toros de Playas in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday night (May 30), proceeding to complete the show despite his injuries. The incident occurred when Iglesias grabbed a camera drone to show the audience his point of view. Video footage shows him flinching before throwing the drone on to the stage with a bloodied hand, which he then used to draw a heart on his T-shirt.

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A representative for the singer previously said that he was “semi-treated” from side-of-stage. However, a statement posted to the pop star’s official website describes the injuries as “a bit worse” than originally thought, leading to Iglesias undergoing “reconstructive surgery”.

The full statement reads: “We wanted to give you a personal update about his condition. His recent surgery lasted longer than expected since the damage ended up being a bit worse than initially assessed. He suffered a fracture that needed to be corrected in addition to the reconstructive surgery. He will be recovering during the next few weeks, but a full recovery is anticipated.”

Watch below for fan footage of the incident, followed by behind-the-scenes clips of the aftermath.


Also see a photo of the incident: