Spanish bailaor Joaquín Cortés has spooked his relatives and followers after he was rushed to hospital last weekend. Cortés was playing with his two young children – Romeo, aged three, and Andrea, aged two – when he became dizzy and immediately lost consciousness. Quickly, he was transferred to the hospital.
It was Cortés himself who denounced the dramatic event through his Instagram account and from his hospital bed, describing in detail what had led him to this situation, of which not even his own environment was aware.
Even the flamenco choreographer, who has been able to tour Argentina with great success, has revealed that he hasn’t been feeling very well for several weeks, which he has hidden from his colleagues, with whom he is on tour for his new show , Essence.
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“Weeks ago I started feeling pretty bad, I had chest cough, tiredness, headache… Despite this, I rehearsed tirelessly for weeks”, confesses the choreographer, revealing that he made a great effort not to disappoint his audience at the Teatro Real de Madrid and the Barcelona Opera.
However, everything has a limit, and the day has come when Cortés’ body said “enough”. The worst, that she was with her young children when it happened.
“A few days ago while taking my son Romeo to school I started coughing, and I was driving dizzy, I was scared but it passed…”, he confessed, providing the details of another event: “The other day I arrived in Madrid from steering wheel press office in San Sebastián and when I got home from the airport I started coughing again, but this time I had to ask Mónica, my wife, to take the wheel because suddenly I couldn’t see anything.”
A moment of anguish from which he managed to recover, but which he should have given importance to, as he now reflects.
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“I was playing with my kids a few days ago and immediately passed out. I arrived in the emergency room with very little blood oxygen saturation,” he explained.
“Since then they have had cardiological, neurological and pulmonary tests. They are on antibiotics and oxygen. Tomorrow they will have a bronchoscopy, and then they will put me on support for hours or days … I don’t know, it is like this until they know what is happening to me. .. I thank every professional of every specialty who is investigating to discover the origin of syncope”, he concludes.
Obviously not before apologizing to all of his followers in San Sebastián, where he had his next show date.
Even so, she’s optimistic: “I feel for all those people who, like me, were so excited to be together tonight,” she apologizes, “It just gives me hope to think that if I danced so wildly with very little oxygen in my blood and with some lung infection… How will I dance when I recover!“.
The reactions to its publication were not long in coming, with a multitude of messages of support and encouragement from its followers, but also from colleagues and friends such as Dying Star or the presenter Roberto Leal.
The bailaor continues to be hospitalized, waiting to find out the reason for these fainting spells, but he is confident that everything is going well and that he will soon be able to dance again and be with his family: “It just hurts me not having I haven’t seen my children for days. Everything will be fine.”
Charles Hurd is an entertainment journalist for News Rebeat. He brings a fresh and engaging voice to the world of pop culture, covering the latest developments in film, television, music, and more.