Enrique Iglesias Grabbed A Drone Onstage. Bad Move.

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Oh, drones. One day, they're vandalizing Calvin Klein ads; the next, they're maiming pop stars. No, really: Enrique Iglesias recently learned that if you mess with a drone, it will cut you.

Iglesias (of "Hero" and signature-mole-removal fame) was performing a concert in Mexico Saturday when he grabbed a drone hovering near his face. His goal was to give the audience a point-of-view shot of what he sees from the stage. Unfortunately, the robotic flying camera sliced up Enrique's hand instead.

A statement about the incident, released Sunday, didn't elaborate much further. "Something went wrong, and he had an accident," the statement read. While Enrique was advised to end the show, "he decided to go on and continued playing for 30 minutes while the bleeding continued throughout the show." Even heavy-metal bands aren't that hardcore.

We have to give Iglesias kudos for going on with the show and giving audience-goers their money's worth — even with a bleeding hand and bloodstained white T-shirt. Enrique underwent surgery on Monday and will resume his "Sex and Love" concert tour on July 3.

Iglesias (and his crew) clearly were not following the FAA's guidelines on drone use, which instruct pilots to keep drones at least 25 feet away from other people, and not to "fly intentionally over unprotected persons or moving vehicles."

Hopefully Enrique has learned his lesson. Next time, don't grab it; just let it go.

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