High school wrestler crushed by falling light fixture during match, survives [VIDEO]
McComish is lucky he only needed a few stitches (left) after a light fixture fell on him (right).
Madison, South Dakota high school wrestler Michael McComish has got to be feeling both unlucky and lucky these days.
Unlucky because last Friday, a huge light fixture fell from the rafters during a match and landed directly on him. But lucky because he somehow wasn't injured badly and, as indicated by his Twitter account, has been reveling in the 15 minutes of fame generated by the hard-to-believe video of the incident.
Here's the footage (the light fixture crashes down around the 55-second mark):
Afterward, McComish first took to Twitter to update people about his condition and share the photo of the gash on his head at the top of this page:
Just letting everyone know I'm fine! Stitches in my head. Gash on forehead and back of me head and little cuts from the glass nothin serious
-- Michael McComish (@Comish69) January 19, 2013
Then, after the video made it on SportsCenter's Top 10, McComish's 15 minutes of fame began:
Just If anyone was wondering how this guys doing he will not be at school tomorrow. I will be flying to new York to be on the today show Wed
-- Michael McComish (@Comish69) January 21, 2013
Unfortunately, it didn't go exactly as he hoped:
Fuck national news... Got the shaft... Not going to NY. Try are coming here to do satellite interview live
-- Michael McComish (@Comish69) January 22, 2013
But McComish was apparently interviewed for a segment that ran on Fox News, which prompted him to retweet this:
-- Mason Hemmer (@MAHEM02) January 22, 2013
In any event, in this case, the line between tragedy and celebrity was terrifyingly thin.
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