A Michigan woman reportedly caused quite a stir in the emergency room on Monday night when she arrived to be treated for a panic attack while covered in grisly Halloween makeup. The makeup, she claims, was mistaken for an actual medical emergency and she began being prepped to enter trauma.
“[They said] ‘Let’s get her back to trauma now,’ and ‘She’s probably going into shock, she’s not making any sense,’” Jai Fears, a dancer who had undergone three hours of makeup work to create her grisly look, told Fox 2 Detroit.
Fears said she landed in Beaumont Royal Oak Hospital after suffering a panic attack while getting ready to do a photo shoot for Glam Gore.
“It just shot up to my brain and it just caused like a really bad reaction,” she told Fox 2 Detroit.
But when she arrived, she didn’t expect to have to explain her appearance to hospital staffers.
“They have to know!” she told Fox 2 Detroit, of her purported facial trauma being fake. “So no, I did not say anything because I just assumed they could see that it was fake.”
The hospital told Fox 2 Detroit that it could not comment on Fears’ case specifically, but did release a statement.
“The emergency room is not a place for fun and games,” a spokesperson told the news outlet. “They see many patients with severe medical issues where lives are at stake. Doctors need to be able to focus on those patients with true emergencies.”
Original story appeared on MSN