Some might interpret this as a warning to other middle-aged men with poor cardiovascular health: a British 46-year-old man collapsed and died at his office party while dancing along to international mega-hit “Gangnam Style.”
The UK Independent reports that Eamonn Kilbride suffered a heart attack last weekend as he attempted to mimic the horse-riding dance that South Korean rapper PSY made famous via “Gangnam.”
Kilbride was survived by his wife who had been at the party with him. In addition to the holiday festivities, she was also celebrating her birthday. The Independent quotes her as saying her “loving husband” of 23 years was always “the life of the party.” Kilbride was an IT manager and father to three college-age children — one girl, two boys.
The Daily Telegraph quoted Professor Bernard Keavney, a consultant cardiologist at Newcastle University, who warns older men not to “stray outside your comfort zone” while dancing at holiday parties — i.e., don’t try the “Gangnam Style” dance in an unsupervised setting.
Of course, this doesn’t mean there ought to be a national anti-Gangnam scare. The professor simply cautions: “The chance that you’ll come to grief is very small. But as with any form of untypical exercise … be somewhat measured. Let the lady dance around you.”
Unless, of course, that lady has cardiovascular troubles too.
h/t The Independent
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