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Enrique Iglesias has reconstructive surgery after drone accident

Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias has had reconstructive hand surgery after slicing his fingers when grabbing a drone at a recent concert.

The operation "lasted longer than expected" because he suffered a fracture that needed to be corrected, a statement on his website said.

The singer had the surgery in Los Angeles yesterday, with today's statement saying "the damage ended up being a bit worse than initially assessed" but a full recovery is expected.

The 40-year-old singer sliced his fingers at a show in Tijuana, Mexico. He was treated at the venue and 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. Iglesias will spend the next few weeks recovering.

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The statement said: "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. He will be recovering during the next few weeks, but a full recovery is anticipated."

Iglesias grabbed the drone to show the crowd what it looks like from his point of view on stage, which he has done successfully at other concerts.

Fans screamed loudly as he continued to perform at Plaza de Toros de Playas, some tweeted words like Hero in reference to his 2001 hit single.