A DJ was left needing hospital treatment after she accidentally shot herself in the face with a confetti cannon during a live show.
Flavia Ribeiro, also known as DJ Flavinha, was performing in Santa Catarina, Brazil, over the weekend when disaster struck. You can see the incident here:
Ouch. In the footage, Ribeiro can be seen standing in front of the lively crowd while holding the confetti cannon completely unaware she has it facing the wrong way around.
After setting off the cannon Ribeiro gets a face full of fast-moving confetti and is forced to run off stage.
Despite being in agony, Ribeiro later returned to the stage to finish her set but later went to hospital for treatment as she ‘couldn't take any more pain.'
A clip of the accident went viral, and Ribeiro has since shared an update with her 33,000 followers on social media to let them know she was doing OK.
In the clip, Ribeiro with bandages on her neck and a collection of lacerations to her face.
She said: “My video is rolling everywhere. There was an accident.
“I ran behind the sound equipment and kept playing even with a lot of blood dripping, with a lot of pain.
“I threw my hair forward and I stayed there. People on my team wanted to take me out, and I didn't want to leave.”
However, despite wanting to continue and to see the show out, Ribeiro revealed she only lasted around 20 minutes more before she ‘couldn’t take any more pain’ and decided to get herself checked out by medics.
However, her gallant attempt to tough it out only lasted around 20 minutes, and she admitted that eventually she 'couldn't take any more pain.'
She continued: “I left the stage, went to the emergency room of the event and then to the hospital.
“Now I'm recovering and it's all right.
“I'm going to leave the video so you can see what happened, because a lot of people texted me.
“Thank you for the affection, people.”
The Santa Catarina Fire Department has previously issued a warning about such confetti cannons.
The type of cannons used don’t contain gunpowder and are usually powered by gas, which makes them a popular choice for gigs and festivals in Brazil.
However, the fire department has warned that the cannons do not have a ‘specific standardization', which makes them more potentially more dangerous and increases the risk of an injury.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@djflavinhaa
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