You have to appreciate a person who really puts themself out there on karaoke night. I mean, what’s the point of grabbing the mic and getting up there if you’re not going to give it your all, right?
Buuuttttt, that said, you probably want to avoid collapsing your lung in the process, eh?
Apparently, a 65-year-old Chinese man named Wang managed to do just that after attempting to hit a particularly intense high note, reports the South China Morning Post.
This came after singing 10 high-pitched songs in a row, so perhaps that was a contributing factor? Although I’ve honestly never heard of anyone collapsing their lungs from singing before.
The man experienced chest pains and breathlessness before deciding to take a trip to the ER.
“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 confessed.
The doctor in the emergency room said that the collapsed lung was due to “high lung pressure caused by singing high notes.”
A collapsed lung occurs when a hole or a puncture in the lunch results in air leaking into the space between the lung and chest wall. The air can build up and increase pressure in the chest cavity, which obviously causes some serious problems.
Though it’s unusual, collapsed lungs can occur basically out of the blue, but chest injuries are most often to blame.
No word on whether his age or physical condition had anything to do with the incident, but you might want to take it easy during your next karaoke session.
Just in case…