Things got hot on the dance floor when Fire Gyal Flexi showed off her moves – way too hot. Flexi accidentally set herself on fire! Learn how to avoid a dance catastrophe and keep from getting burned.
“I don’t even know what to say about this!” says ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork as he contemplates video from an underground dance competition, in which Flexi’s pants can be seen in flames while bystanders rush to put her out. He assures us that Flexi is OK, but she did suffer first-degree burns between her legs. “She still plans to compete later this year in a fire-dancing contest!” he adds.
Dr. Stork explains that Flexi applies a tiny bit of rubbing alcohol to her hot pants when performing and lights it on fire, and in this case she had just put on too much.
Pediatrician Dr. Tanya Altmann says, “My concern is that when these videos go viral, it’s like a 21st-century form of peer pressure.” She adds that kids and teens may try to copy this kind of stunt, “And it’s more dangerous than they realize.”
“I’m going to give a public-service announcement: Do not light your crotch on fire,” Dr. Stork helpfully suggests.