Watch Texas stripper continue twerking after falling off 15-ft pole: 'I broke some teeth and sprained an ankle'
Genea Sky had to undergo surgery to fix her broken jaw and says she is now in a 'tremendous amount of pain'
An incredible video making the rounds on social media shows a Dallas-area stripper take a 15-foot fall from a pole, breaking her jaw, and continue twerking for everyone in the joint.
The video, which has since been viewed more than 1 million times, shows Genea Sky, a stripper at the XTC Cabaret in Dallas, take a horrifying tumble from the top of the pole and onto the colorfully-lit floor as she was performing for the audience. She falls face-first on the stage but gets up, brushes herself off as if nothing had happened, and continues performing. It was later revealed that she had broken her jaw, chipped a few teeth, and sprained her ankle.
Taking to Instagram after the video went viral, Sky thanked her followers for their well-wishes and support and said she was incredibly thankful because she knows her situation could have been so much worse. "Originally, I didn’t plan on posting about this situation at all," she said, wiping away tears. "But obviously the video has gone viral and I’m getting a lot of messages asking me if I’m ok."
"I pretty much broke my jaw and I have to have surgery on it [on Monday]," she continued. "I broke some teeth and I got a sprained ankle and I got some stitches. Aside from that, I’m good. I have no broken limbs. I walked away myself. I got up right after it happened, and I’m just really overwhelmed by all the messages."
She posted an update on her situation on Monday after she underwent successful surgery.
"Today has been a very long day. My surgery went well," she wrote. "My jaw is currently wired shut so please refrain from calling me as of right now and bare with me on replies because my phone hasn’t stopped blowing up. Everyone’s love & kind words have not gone unnoticed whatsoever and it means so much to me that all of you have blessed me and uplifted me in so many ways."
"I am in a tremendous amount of pain but I am ready for this road to recovery so I can get back to my life," she added. "I will continue to update everyone over the course of my recovery but thank you once again for EVERYTHING."
Sky's friend, Ayana Knowles, has set up a GoFundMe page to raise donations that will go towards covering her bills and medical expenses.
"My friend Genea was in a horrible accident while she was working. She now has a fractured jaw, broken teeth, and a sprained ankle," she posted. "Her job does not cover the expenses of her medical bills. Since she sustained such serious injuries, she will be out of work for an extended period of time."
At the time of writing, donations have already crossed the $20,000 goal, with well-wishers contributing over $29,000.