Dancer's Zombie Make-Up Sparks Panic In Hospital
A woman created a huge scare at a hospital when doctors mistakenly thought she'd been admitted for facial wounds, when she was actually wearing zombie make-up.
Experienced dancer Jai Fears was sent to hospital after apparently suffering a panic attack three hours into getting her make-up done for a marketing campaign photo shoot. She was taken to Beaumont Royal Oak in Michigan still wearing the gory, zombie-inspired face art.
Speaking to Fox2 she said: "It literally just shot up to my brain and it just caused like a really bad reaction.
"We were getting ready to do a photo shoot to do some marketing for Glam Gore for people who want to get their make up done for the Halloween season."
But when she got there, doctors assumed that she had suffered awful injuries to her face, and understandably wanted her to get immediate attention.
Fears added that doctors had said: "'Let's get her back to trauma now' and 'she's probably going into shock, she's not making any sense.'"
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Although doctors had wrongly thought she was seriously injured, Fears didn't tell them, saying they should have known that it was just make-up.
The level one trauma centre didn't know then that Fears was wearing make-up. She says they should have been able to figure it out.
She added: "They have to know! So no, I did not say anything because I just assumed they could see that it was fake," she said.
The hospital told Fox2 Detroit that they could not comment specifically on Ms Fears' case but they did release a statement on the incident.
A spokesperson said: "The emergency room is not a place for fun and games.
"They see many patients with severe medical issues where lives are at stake. Doctors need to be able to focus on those patients with true emergencies."
She was sent home on the same day. She later posted a status to Facebook, saying: "Let me please say anxiety is no joke or laughing matter. It was a serious situation that happened at a strange time."
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