A man in eastern China identified only by his surname Wang was brought to a hospital after suffering from a collapsed lung, according to South China Morning Post. Apparently, the man just had a marathon karaoke session.
The 65-year-old man from Nanchang county in Jiangxi province said to the video site PearVideo that he started feeling pains in his chest after singing 10 high-pitched songs in a row.
Later on, doctors who attended to him found that his lungs experienced a lot of strain by trying to reach those high notes. This resulted in the collapse of his lungs. Wang said, “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 that he had sung many songs before but this was the first time he felt something out of the ordinary. He said he was out of breath and felt pain in his chest.
At first, he ignored the symptoms and continued to sing. However, the pain he felt got worse when he went home. He was brought to the hospital the following day. He was diagnosed with pneumothorax or collapsed lung.
A doctor from the hospital where Wang was brought named Peng Bin-fei said, “The patient suffered from a lung collapse because of the high lung pressure caused by singing high notes.”
“It’s better not to sing for a period of over two hours,” the doctor added.
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