Czech singer and Eurovision contestant Mikolas Josef was taken to hospital after a rehearsal went wrong.
Part of the 22-year-old’s act involves acrobatic stunts on stage and one went badly wrong in rehearsals, badly jarring his back. He was taken to hospital in a neck brace.
Some reports say Josef’s condition has since worsened and his participation in the Eurovision semi-finals being hosted in Lisbon could be in danger. Josef is reported to have defiantly written on instagram that he will perform no matter what.
The Czech Republic has a poor record in Eurovision contests and pulled out of the competition for several years after a series of dismal results.