Shouting of a 19-year-old at a concert
Shouting of a 19-year-old at a concert: A 19-year-old man in China reportedly suffered a collapsed lung while screaming at a concert of his favorite idol group.
According to Chinese media, the young man from Shenzhen was enthusiastically screaming during the band’s performance when he suddenly felt a sharp pain in his chest. He began experiencing difficulty breathing and passed out. Upon arrival at the hospital, doctors concluded that he had suffered an alveolar rupture in one of his lungs due to screaming excessively during the concert.
Pneumothorax is an abnormal collection of air in the pleural space between the lung and the chest wall. It can occur due to blunt or penetrating chest injury, damage from underlying lung disease, or alveolar ruptures due to sudden or severe pressure. The latter is suspected to have been the cause of the young Chinese man’s case, as he admitted to screaming excessively during the concert.
Doctors were able to remove the excess air and relieve pressure on his collapsed lung, and the 19-year-old is reportedly recovering well.
Interestingly, this is not the first time a fan has suffered a collapsed lung during a concert. In 2017, Western media reported a similar case of a young woman who suffered a pneumothorax due to screaming during a One Direction concert.
In the past, there have been cases of people suffering from collapsed lungs while doing karaoke or performing their usual morning stretches. Therefore, it is something that can occur unexpectedly during common activities.