Spanish Groom Injured in Blanket Toss at Wedding has Severe Head Injuries

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While your wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, it wasn’t for a 28-year-old Spanish man who got married on Saturday in the principality of Asturias, Spain. The wedding ceremony itself went off without a hitch, but it was the typical Spanish celebrations afterward at the wedding reception that put the man in hospital with a severe head injury.

In Spain, one of the wedding traditions in certain areas of the country is to put the groom in a blanket and toss him up and down in the air. All well and good until somebody drops the blanket, or the groom catapults off it. In Asturias, the man was tossed in the air by wedding guests, fell off the blanket and hit his head on the floor rendering him immediately unconscious.

Three days later, the man still hasn’t regained conscious and, while doctors at Asturias Central Hospital say he’s in ‘ serious but stable condition with a severe head injury’, they are now assessing whether or not surgery is needed.

Looks like the guests would have been better dancing a “seguidillas manchegas” or money dance with the groom. That way he would have been guaranteed financial security rather than a trip to the hospital and a coma.

Here’s hoping he makes a full recovery.