Shocking moment groom breaks his back during traditional wedding dance

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This is the shocking moment friends toss a groom into the air during his wedding reception and fail to catch him as he falls head-first and ends up breaking his back.

The 31-year-old groom, name not reported, from Bihor County in north-western Romania, is being treated at a local hospital after fracturing his spine during his wedding.

The incident took place in the Castello event hall in the Baile Felix resort centre in Bihor County at around 9pm on the evening of September 17.

The groom being lifted in the air by his friends at his wedding reception. Source: CEN/Australscope
The shocking moment friends toss a groom into the air during his wedding reception and fail to catch him. Source: CEN/Australscope

The young man was on the dance floor with his new bride when a group picked of pals picked him up and gave him the traditional 'bumps'.

They caught the groom on the first toss, however, he crashed to the floor on the second attempt and fractured his spine, according to reports.

In the footage, the groom appears in an almost upside-down position as he falls to the floor.

The bride is seen attending to her injured husband. Source: CEN/Australscope
The wedding reception continued after the groom was taken to hospital with the bride and both families keeping the guests entertained. Source: CEN/Australscope
The groom whose spine was fractured when he fell on his wedding after being lifted in the air by guests in Baile Felix, Romania. Source: CEN/Australscope
The groom in hospital after breaking his back at his own wedding. Source: CEN/Australscope

The friends then allegedly made matters worse by picking the groom up and placing him on a chair before paramedics had arrived.

According to reports, the wedding reception continued after the groom was taken to hospital with the bride and both families keeping the guests entertained.

After being taken to hospital, Dr Lucia Daina told local media: "The patient fractured his spine. His progress is looking slightly favourable.

"He is hospitalised in the neurosurgery ward and next week he will undergo further tests."

The young man has not ruled out suing the guests for causing his injury, saying from his hospital bed: "I have contacted a lawyer, but I’m still considering what I will do."

CEN/Australscope

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