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Karaoke singer hospitalized with collapsed lung after hitting high notes

Chris Pastrick
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He sang his heart out. And his lung.

A Chinese man ended up in the hospital with a collapsed lung after a marathon karaoke session, the South China Morning Post reports.

In an interview with the video site PearVideo, the 65-year-old, mentioned only by his surname Wang, said after singing 10 straight high-pitched songs he began to experience chest pains.

“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 told the site.

Wang, who lives in Nanchang county in Jiangxi province, told PearVideo he has performed the tunes before, without any issue.

Despite the chest pains, he decided to go home, the Nanchang News reported. He said the pain only got worse.

The next day, Wang went to the hospital, and doctors found he had indeed strained his lung.

“The patient suffered from a lung collapse because of the high lung pressure caused by singing high notes,” Peng Bin-fei, a doctor from emergency department at Nanchang hospital, told PearVideo. “It’s better not to sing for a period of over two hours.”

Good advice.

Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Chris at 412-320-7898, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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