"Gangnam Style" is now a cause of death.
|Gangnam Style death reported in Britain|
Eamonn Kilbride, 46, suddenly collapsed and died of heart attack after he energetically performed the dance craze at his office Christmas Party held at the Whitehall Hotel in Darwen, Lancashire on December 8, 2012.
Kilbride's wife, Julie, who was also at the party, performed CPR in an attempt to revive him. Paramedics showed up 5 minutes later and took over. They then brought him to Royal Blackburn Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Mr. Kilbride, an IT manager, is survived by his wife and their kids Laurajade, 22, Jack, 21, and Conor, 18.
While "Gangnam Style" might not kill everyone, Professor Bernard Keavney, a consultant cardiologist at Newcastle University, tells the Telegraph that men should not "stray outside [their] comfort zone" at Christmas parties.
"The chance that you’ll come to grief is very small. But as with any form of untypical exercise that you’re not used to taking, be somewhat measured. Let the lady dance around you," he says. "I certainly wouldn’t say that people need to avoid Gangnam Style over the holidays. [But] if you’re unused to taking vigorous physical exercise, you shouldn’t throw yourself into violent exertion without due preparation." FULL STORY...