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SBS - Indonesian singer, Irma Bule, died on Sunday after being bitten by a cobra whilst on stage.
But what is most remarkable is that the Dangdut folk singer continued singing for an entire 45 minutes before succumbing to the cobra's venom.
The 29-year-old artist, who like most Pop Asian stars is no stranger to crazy performance antics, was the victim of an onstage mishap. Bule, who has danced with snakes before, brought out a king cobra during her performance in Karawang, West Java last weekend.
But unfortunately this snake was not de-fanged before the performance.
“In the middle of the second song, Irma stepped on the snake’s tail. The snake then bit Irma in her thigh,” a person in the audience, Ferlando Octavion Auzura, said to the Indonesian Press yesterday.
Once bitten, Bule refused to stop singing or seek medical attention. Many in the audience reportedly didn't find the singer affected by the snake's venom at first.
“The effects were felt 45 minutes after the bite. She vomited, had seizures, and her body seized,” Auzura said.
Bule even refused to take an antidote from the snake's handler.
Though rushed to a hospital shortly after her symptoms had exacerbated, Bule died soon after arrival.
Fans have shared their good thoughts with the young idol's untimely death, commending her for committing to the age old adage - "the show must go on".
If anyone is curious what one of these sexy snake dances look like. Check out one Irma Bule's performances. R.I.P.
Absolutely electric. If it was up to me, I'd put that song on our VIBES page immediately. But seriously, how can you let a woman go on stage and perform with a super deadly snake if you fucking LEAVE THE FANGS IN. Like the woman isn't even a trained snake expert or anything. She's a fucking Indonesian pop singer, and a damn good one might I add.
I think the bigger topic of discussion here is that Irma literally sang her fucking heart out. The woman went on for 45 minutes after a snake bit her, and didn't stop singing until she collapsed and died on stage. Amazing. I fucking hate snakes, there one of my biggest fucking fears. I see a snake, I will immediately scream like a girl. If a little gardner snake bit me, I'd be airlifted to the fucking hospital. You'd have to pay me an incredibly amount of money to go on stage with a King Cobra and try to sing. For starters, I suck at fucking singing, and Snakes are the grossest fucking things alive. So props to Irma Bule here for leaving it all on the stage. At least she died doing what she loved. R.I.P. IRMA BULE your legacy will not be forgotten. And let this be a lesson to all you snake lovers out there. Follow us on twitter for more news and stories @ForTheBoys_Blog
UPDATE: video surfaced today of the snake bite. It is really hard to see because of the poor quality camera, and the fact that the guy filming is decently far away. Still worth a quick watch. After she gets bitten, one of the people who work for Irma sprints to her side, and grabs the snake off of her.
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