Enrique Iglesias slices fingers after grabbing drone during concert; injuries worse than feared

Enrique Iglesias performing at the 57th Annual Grammy at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb 8, 2015. Iglesias will need weeks to recover after injuries suffered from a drone during a concert turned out to be worse than feared. -- PHOTO: AFP&nbs
Enrique Iglesias performing at the 57th Annual Grammy at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb 8, 2015. Iglesias will need weeks to recover after injuries suffered from a drone during a concert turned out to be worse than feared. -- PHOTO: AFP 

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Pop star Enrique Iglesias will need weeks to recover after injuries suffered from a drone during a concert turned out to be worse than feared.

"His recent surgery lasted longer than expected since the damage ended up being a bit worse than initially assessed," said a statement posted on Tuesday on the Spanish-born, Miami-based singer's website.

"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," it said.

The singer reposted messages on Instagram of fans with get-well messages written on their hands.

Iglesias, who turned 40 last month, was injured on Saturday at a concert in Tijuana, Mexico, as he grabbed a camera-equipped drone on stage.

The singer frequently pulls off the trick to give fans a better view of the stage, but he touched the wrong part of the drone, slicing open several fingers and forcing the sex symbol to leave the stage with his hand wrapped in a bloody T-shirt.

Iglesias, who was transferred to Los Angeles to see a specialist, has been touring since early 2014 to promote his album Sex And Love.

He is not scheduled to perform again until July 3 in Mexico City.

The youngest son of Spanish singing legend Julio Iglesias and his first wife, Filipina socialite Isabel Preysler, the younger artist has emerged as one of the top Latin crossover stars with fan bases for his dance numbers sung both in Spanish and English.