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Enrique Iglesias suffers fracture, completes hand surgery

In this photo provided by Francis Ramsden, Enrique Iglesias performs while holding his bloodied and bandaged right hand behind his back during a concert in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday, May 30, 2015. A representative for the singer says in a statement to The Associated Press that Iglesias was "semi-treated" offstage after his fingers were sliced when he grabbed a drone during the concert. (Francis Ramsden via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — A statement on Enrique Iglesias’ website said his reconstructive hand surgery “lasted longer than expected” because he suffered a fracture that needed to be corrected.

Iglesias had surgery in Los Angeles on Monday after slicing his fingers when grabbing a drone at a concert.

“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,” said the statement, posted Tuesday. “He will be recovering during the next few weeks, but a full recovery is anticipated.”

Iglesias sliced his fingers at a show in Tijuana, Mexico. He was treated at the venue and was advised to stop the show, but he performed for an additional 30 minutes. Video and photos posted online highlighted his bandaged hand and blooded T-shirt.

The 40-year-old grabbed the drone to show the crowd what it looks like from his point of view on the stage, which he’s done successfully at other concerts. Fans screamed loudly as he continued to perform at Plaza de Toros de Playas. Others tweeted words like “Hero” — also paying tribute to Iglesias’ 2001 hit single.



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