Injured while performing stunt for TikTok, Karnataka youth dies in hospital

The stunt video of Kumar has gone viral on social media. Kumar had decided to shoot the video of his stunt at a local school ground on June 15, and injured himself. (Image: Reuters)

A 22-year-old singer and dancer who fractured his spinal cord while attempting a stunt for popular mobile app TikTok recently died at a Bengaluru hospital on Sunday.

Kumaraswamy battled for life for eight days at Victoria Hospital after trying a backflip for the TikTok video. He lost his balance while performing the stunt and fell down and fractured his spinal chord.

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He was shooting the video at a local school ground on June 15 when the incident took place. Kumaraswamy, the lone breadwinner for his family, was working as a singer and dancer in a local orchestra. According to family members, he did not own a smartphone. His friends were recording his stunts to upload on TikTok.