Just weeks after the National Transportation Safety Board warned against jumping out of cars to do the #InMyFeelings challenge, Anna Worden, an Iowa teenager, landed in the intensive care unit after tripping and hitting her head while attempting to do the Shiggy dance, WQAD reports. As a result, Worden had a fractured skull, blood clots in her ear and bleeding in her brain.
"I thought it would be a fun idea to do the Kiki Challenge," Anna told WQAD. “The last thing I remember was opening my car door. So apparently I got out and I tripped and fell and hit my head.” Unconscious, she had to be airlifted to the hospital and is now learning how to walk again.
"When we got here and I finally gained consciousness in the ICU, that's when it hit me like, 'Wow, I'm actually in the University of Iowa hospitals because I tried to do some little challenge everyone's doing now, and I'm the one that got majorly hurt,'" Worden said.
Worden says that she thought the challenge would be easy to do, especially since she has been a dancer since she was young. She now urges others to think twice before engaging in dangerous behavior in the name of a social media challenge.
The whole thing began with the song “In My Feelings,” off Drake’s newest album, Scorpion. Shiggy, an Instagram personality, invented the dance and started a viral challenge that was so popular it even helped the song go No. 1 on the charts. Shiggy didn’t suggest doing it out of a moving vehicle, but as all things on social media go, each person participating wanted to one-up the last. Take, for example, Will Smith’s entry into the hashtag, which sees him scale a major bridge in Budapest to dance on the top.
Earlier this week, news arrived an Indianapolis 15-year-old was hospitalized with second-degree burns when his friends attacked him with boiling water for another stupid challenge.