Don’t try this at home.
Sharon and Andy Price were knocked unconscious while practicing a dance routine for their upcoming wedding day. The pair was attempting to emulate the iconic lift scene from “Dirty Dancing” at the time.
The entire incident, which left Andy with a concussion, was caught on video.
“I was concussed. I was out. I ended up in a neck brace and had to have a CT [Computerized Tomography] scan,” Andy told the BBC.
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“We were about 30 feet apart and Sharon ran and I grabbed her hips and the next thing we knew we were flat out.”
Sharon said their decision to practice the routine was “spur of the moment.” She recalls everything leading up to the fall, but believes the impact knocked her out.
“I think I knocked myself out hitting the floor as hard as I did. I wasn’t too aware of what was going on after that,” said the bride-to-be.
Both Sharon and her future hubby were taken to Southmead Hospital following their collision. They were discharged after six hours.
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They initially chose the routine because they wanted to do something unique at their wedding. Additionally, Sharon said “Dirty Dancing” has always been one of her favorite movies.
“I’ve always watched it and me and my daughter watch it, over and over again,” Sharon said.
“We thought it would be something a bit different. Everybody else slow dances, so we thought we’d jazz it up a bit,” she added.
In the wake of the viral accident, the couple has decided not to try the “Dirty Dancing” routine on their big day. Instead they’ll go for something more “traditional.”
“I don’t think we’ll have that one at the wedding, I think we’ll go for a traditional slow one and I’ll let Andy choose,” Sharon said.
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