Enrique Iglesias using his drone accident at concert to help children in crisis
NEW YORK (AP) – Enrique Iglesias is giving a helping hand to children dealing with emergencies after an accident with a drone led to him having reconstructive hand surgery.
Save the Children said Monday that Iglesias is working with the organization to sell white T-shirts with a red heart at its center — mirroring how Iglesias' shirt looked after he cut his fingers at a concert and wiped the blood on his shirt.
Iglesias, 40, sliced his fingers in May when grabbing a drone at a show in Tijuana, Mexico, and video and photos posted online highlighted his bandaged hand and blooded T-shirt. He underwent reconstructive hand surgery because he suffered a fracture that needed to be corrected.
"I'm extremely excited to partner with Save the Children to help kids who need it the most. My heart goes out to the kids around the world who have lived through a humanitarian crisis and have to rebuild their lives from scratch," Iglesias said in a statement.
The T-shirts, which go on sale Tuesday on the singer's website, cost $27.50. At least $12 from each sale will benefit Save the Children's emergency fund, which focuses on responding quickly to crises such as floods and disease outbreaks as well as providing supplies before an emergency hits.
"We have to take care of those who need us most — children, especially those facing crises around the world," Iglesias said.
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