Man Hospitalized after Having Too Much KARAOKE

Man Hospitalized after Having Too Much KARAOKE

Man Hospitalized after Having Too Much KARAOKE
Photo: South China Morning Post

A man in eastern China suffered a collapsed lung after a marathon of karaoke session.

According to the South China Morning Post, the man, 65, from the Anchang county in Jiangxi province, was identified by his surname Wang. During the interview, he said he started feeling pains in his chest after singing 10 high-pitched songs in a row.

Doctors later on found that his lung collapsed due to a condition known as pneumothorax. They said the strain placed on his lung by trying to reach these high notes had prompted the condition.

“I was very excited in the heat of the moment and after singing a few songs with very high notes, I found myself having breathing difficulties,” he said in the report.

The karaoke lover at first ignored the discomfort he was feeling in his chest while he was at the karaoke bar. However, the pain worsened after he went back home.

Man Hospitalized after Having Too Much KARAOKE
Photo: South China Morning Post

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Meanwhile, the attending doctor said the situation could prove life-threatening. “The patient suffered from a lung collapse because of the high lung pressure caused by singing high notes,” he explained.

The physician also explained that this injury is common among males, especially those middle-aged or older.

Later on, the incident became viral on Weibo, China’s Twitter version, reaching more than 100 million views.