An 11-year-old boy in southern Vietnam has been hospitalized after breaking both arms while trying to imitate a stunt from a popular sports show.
The boy, Nhat, was trying to scale two parallel walls with his arms against one and feet against the other.
Nhat said he had been imitating players in Sasuke Vietnam: Unlimited, the local adaptation of the Japanese sports entertainment game show, which is also known as Ninja Warrior.
Doctors at Dong Nai Pediatrics Hospital in the namesake province, where he was admitted Monday, said his was a rare case since children usually break just one arm, local media reported.
In Nhat’s case bones are broken below both elbows.
Doctors put him in casts and discharged him Tuesday afternoon.
The show is broadcast on national television but the boy said he watches videos online.
He splashed some water on the walls after seeing players on the show poured some liquid on their legs to help them adhere to the wall.
Nhat said he fell from a height of around two meters with his arms bearing the brunt of his weight.
His family said he loves running fast around the house and jumping from heights because of the game show.