The actor continued to perform for 30 minutes after being treated, a rep says

By Adam Carlson
Updated May 31, 2015 02:40 PM
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Enrique Iglesias must undergo reconstructive surgery after a drone injured his hand during a performance Saturday night.

Iglesias, 40, was performing for more than 12,000 people at a bullfighting ring in Tijuana, Mexico, when the accident occurred.

“During the show a drone is used to get crowd shots and some nights Enrique grabs the drone to give the audience a Point of View shot,” a rep for the singer said in a statement Sunday. “Something went wrong and he had an accident.”

On Monday, the rep added, “Thank you to all for your concern and good wishes. Enrique is currently undergoing reconstructive hand surgery today. He will resume his tour July 3rd in Mexico City. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

Iglesias was briefly treated on the side of the stage and advised to end the show, which is part of his Sex and Love world tour.

But Iglesias chose to perform for 30 more minutes, as his hand continued to bleed, according to photos posted on social media from the audience.

Afterward Iglesias was “rushed to the airport where an ambulance met him there,” the singer’s rep said. “He was then put on a plane to L.A. to see a specialist.”

Reporting by MARY MARGARET