Bride Breaks Both Her Feet On Wedding Day Dancing To B*Witched

What's the worst thing that could happen to you on your wedding day? Probably getting stood up at the altar, followed swiftly by your husband or wife-to-be's ex-lover shouting out their objections and stealing your other half right in front of your eyes (and everyone else's).

But if that doesn't happen, then this could well be the worst (non-fatal) thing to happen on your wedding day - breaking both feet by dancing a little too emphatically.

That's actually something that happened to 30-year-old Lyndsey Henderson on her wedding night. She'd already mastered the moves to B*Witched's 'C'est la Vie' - her favourite song ever, apparently - at her first wedding reception in Santorini in Greece a week before.

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This time, however, at the second reception at Cadbury's Factory in Birmingham last Saturday, she jumped in the air during the 1998 pop smash by the Irish girl group and landed on the sides of her feet.

The newlywed kept dancing, but unbeknownst to her she'd actually broken three bones in her left foot and suffered a hairline fracture in her right foot. She only found this out two days later, when the primary school teacher from Longbridge, Birmingham, finally took a trip to the hospital.

And it was there at Queen Elizabeth Hospital A&E that she was told she'd need to wear two casts and rest up for the next six weeks.

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Credit: SWNS

Thankfully, for Lyndsey and her 28-year-old husband Sean Henderson - who met each other at a gym in 2013 - their honeymoon in Barbados isn't until April, by which time she will have fully recovered.

And we know what you're thinking - that this happened because she was a little pissed up and drunk on love. Well, the latter might be true, but she hadn't actually touched a drop of alcohol.

"I chose not to drink as I wanted to remember the night with all my loved ones," she said. "I just went absolutely crazy as it's one of my favourite songs and was the first one I bought on cassette in 1998!

"It was around 11pm and the DJ put the song on and I was doing my best Michael Flatley with all my bridesmaids. Then when I went a bit freestyle I managed to jump up and land on the sides of my feet.

"At first I didn't realise what had happened. I noticed I landed funny but didn't give it a second thought. I kept on dancing for another six songs and even had a dance with my dad to 'Wonderful Tonight' afterwards.

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Credit: SWNS

"It wasn't until the next day when I started walking a bit weird on my left foot that I thought something was up. But I just thought it was a sprain. I spent the Sunday with Sean just watching movies and chilling out.

"The doctors said straight up I would not be able to fly so we dodged a bullet there! I still have a bit of the school summer holidays to rest up so I will be fit to go back to work.

"We spent two-and-a-half years planning it all, had the perfect wedding in Santorini, a great wedding reception and this is how it ended up!"

Dare we say it? Oh, go on then - c'est la vie! Thankfully, Lyndsey can see the humour in it all.

"It could have been worse and I find it quite funny," she said.

"Sean returned from his first day back at work to me with two casts on my legs.

"His reaction was complete shock. He's been an absolute angel and has been waiting on me hand and foot. After all, our vows did say 'in sickness and in health'!"

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Mischa Pearlman

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]

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