TikTok's 'Skull Breaker Challenge' Seriously Injures Teen In US

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Skull breaker challenge has been trending on the video app TikTok despite repeated warnings that the dangerous stunt could lead to serious injuries.

Written By Zaini Majeed | Mumbai | Updated On:
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A seventh-grader named Kathleen DeJesus from Lawrence, Massachusetts was reportedly injured severely after she participated in the dangerous skull breaker challenge trending on the video app TikTok.  The 13-year-old was rushed to the medical emergency after she collapsed performing the trick that has taken TikTok by storm, confirmed reports.

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Kathleen told the media that the challenge was all rage on the internet, and she hadn’t thought that it would take a dangerous turn. She said that not having initially thought about it, she felt while attempting at the challenge that it was getting out of hand and needed to stop immediately.

The skull breaker challenge, which is a dangerous jumping stunt involves a group of three-person, two on the sides who do not end up jumping but kick the person in the middle who jumps alone. This can hurt the person in the middle resulting in some critical injuries, and as doctors have warned, can even be fatal.

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The teenage girl felt paralyzed and felt numb

Kathleen told that she was paralyzed and felt numb from the critical fall. She could not feel her body for a while, she further added. Kathleen was saved by the paramedics after she fell unconscious to the ground.

Public relations CEO for TikTok and a professor David Gerzof Richard told the media that there have been several challenges that have surfaced on the TikTok earlier like the outlet challenge. It would be difficult to say that it would be last, the issue, however, was that these challenges were performed without adult supervision. He further added that he hopes the challenges started trending in a safer direction.

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