Singer is in a coma after TV stunt goes wrong
A 12 year old Japanese singer has fallen into a coma after breathing in helium as part of a TV show stunt in Japan. The unnamed youngster is a member of hugely popular group named ‘3B Junior’. Doctors has issues a statement saying: ‘There are signs of recovery, but she is still not fully fit’
The unnamed 12-year-old is part of the 3B Junior group, a collective of singers aged between 10 and 16 who are hugely popular in Japan. She fell into a coma after inhaling helium gas, which can prove fatal
She was immediately rushed to a Tokyo hospital, where local media reported she was found to have suffered an embolism in the blood supply to her brain.
A spokesman for TV Asahi revealed the girl was one of five youngsters taking part in the recording of a variety show on January 28 when the incident happened. The girl is believed to now be showing signs of activity, including the moving of her eyes and limb, and the spokesman added: ‘There are signs of recovery, but she is still not fully fit.’ Despite the young girl’s public status, her name has not been revealed because she is a minor. TV Asahi has apologised for the incident and said an internal probe into the case was under way. The canister from which she inhaled the gas was marked for adult use only, the channel admitted. Local media said police had also launched an investigation on suspicion of professional negligence resulting in injury.