Czech Republic’s team has announced that Mikolas Josef has been sent to hospital as a precautionary measure after his rehearsals.

Mikolas’ rehearsal performance of “Lie To Me” involved a high level of acrobatics, bringing his signature sass and wood bamboo to the big stage in Lisbon. He impressed with a diverse performace, and there were no telltale signs during the performance that he was injured. He did, however, stop his first rehearsal due to what he perceived as a potential health and safety issue on the stage.

In the press conference, Mikolas’ team stated that Mikolas aggravated his back due to the high acrobatic nature of his performance. No doubt his performance brought the house down, but it looks as if it may have come at a cost to his health.

Mikolas remains in good spirits despite his injury, but will remain in hospital today and has cancelled all further press for today.

“I can’t even walk now”

Several hours later — around 20:00 CET — Mikolas shared an Instagram post of him on a stretcher in hospital.

The Czech star is seen on his back with his legs raised, with doctors and nurses monitoring his condition.

“I can confirm that I got injured during the rehearsal and the situation got worse after several hours.”

“I can’t even walk now. Got back from the first hospital and I am now heading to another one. Thanks for all your messages and prayers — we are all doing our best to get me up on my feet soon.”

“I will perform no matter what.”

We send our love to Mikolas and wish him a speedy recovery.

 

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Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
3 years ago

Has there anything like this that has happened in the past? Ie accidents while rehearsing that led to something serious? How was it tackled?

Dannie
Dannie
3 years ago

Guys, if you haven’t heard of it yet the choreographer is working on various new plans for the performance they could use even if Mikolas couldn’t move much or at all… let’s hope for the best and good luck to Mikolas and his team. 🙂

Ghhfy
Ghhfy
3 years ago

That performance was really good! Hope he gets well soon!

CyxCy
CyxCy
3 years ago

Good recovery to him hoping he will be back very soon.
For cons think to take a picture for his instagram when he’s in the hospital is just ridiculous and superficial. If he was on the Titanic he would make a selfie?

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Get well soon!! <3

Aleaxandro
Aleaxandro
3 years ago

The latest news: Mikolas’s condition has not gotten worse. He cant walk :,(((((((((

Aleaxandro
Aleaxandro
3 years ago
Reply to  Aleaxandro

* has gotten worse…Unfortunately

Hada
Hada
3 years ago

Who let him do that, and without safety measures in place? Isn’t that what HoDs are for?

I really hope it’s nothing that serious and he can perform at Eurovision, even if it’s in a wheelchair while he recovers.

EscAU
EscAU
3 years ago

oh no he’ll have to steal julia’s wheelchair

Kommet
Kommet
3 years ago

Get well very soon and fast recovery. We need you in the final.

careen
careen
3 years ago

Anyway, stay safe Mikolas. Potential winner right there.

careen
careen
3 years ago

Why do something you cant do?

Marco
Marco
3 years ago

Oh, man! After you gave your best during all these months and got perfectly ready with a potential winner song, then $%it happens

Wishing you a speedy recovery and please be ready for the semifinal 1, from Spain

Konstantinos
Konstantinos
3 years ago

He will be well and he will take the trophy!

Clément
Clément
3 years ago

I hope Czech Republic will qualify. My absolute favorite is Albania.

bulgariastan
bulgariastan
3 years ago

I hope he gets better.

bulgariastan
bulgariastan
3 years ago

Mikolas has now said that he cannot even walk anymore… I wonder what will happen. Will they withdraw or will he be able to recover in time?

XOverdose
XOverdose
3 years ago
Reply to  bulgariastan

Maybe they will rearrange the performance so he can perform, more than likely. However, it depends if the hospital he’s going to will allow him if he needs a major back surgery

bulgariastan
bulgariastan
3 years ago
Reply to  XOverdose

I did also hear a rumor that they could move Czech to the second semi.

Sandrine
Sandrine
3 years ago

According to the article in Czech translated into English : “the singer induced a nasty wound with the cervical spine during the first rehearsal”. Hopefully he is a fighter and will get back on stage stronger and ready on the 8th of May (semi final).

Dominik
Dominik
3 years ago

Mikolas for Blesk.cz : The first thing that came to my mind was that Eurovision ended for me and I was terribly disappointed by the fans who sent me here. I will fight with all my strength, even if I only stand on the stage. I will do everything to keep going. Please keep your thumbs up

European
European
3 years ago

Great time to get rid of the backpack.

Malin
Malin
3 years ago

Hope nothing serious, get well soon. <3

jim
jim
3 years ago

if he’s smart and exploits this incident by presenting it over the top dramatically (like salvador) he could win

Radakiel
Radakiel
3 years ago
Reply to  jim

Was about to give a plus before I read the end

jim
jim
3 years ago
Reply to  jim

it was a joke jeez stop downvoting me

Radakiel
Radakiel
3 years ago
Reply to  jim

edit it out then

Kris
Kris
3 years ago
Reply to  jim

I gave you an upvote! I think you’re spot on

careen
careen
3 years ago
Reply to  Kris

Um, no. WHEN will wiwi start moderating the comment section? it gets so annoying, especially this kris aka troll dude. sigh

Nathan
Nathan
3 years ago
Reply to  jim

That’s actually very true.

careen
careen
3 years ago
Reply to  Nathan

No, it’s not. Better check poland 2015 and the dutch chicks who exploited their mothers dead last year, didnt work out for them . But Trolls gonna troll.

West
West
3 years ago

One czech tabloid news web has the photos of him being taken to hospital – they say it’s a neck injury, but the delegation states that it’s nothing serious and it was just precautions measure. I really hope he’ll be fine and also that they’ll give us a bit more information.

fugu
fugu
3 years ago
Reply to  West

I would expect the delegation to downplay it for as long as possible – or at least until the details are known and must be confronted somehow.

Hopefully, it is not serious and he will be able to go on with different staging. Hard to do at this point but he still has time and if his dancers are good enough, they might be able to pull off a performance where he just has to do a series of cocky poses as in the video and the dancers do the heavy work around him.

West
West
3 years ago
Reply to  fugu

Yeah, I figured they would downplay it – I just wasn’t sure how much. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

JuliaRussia
JuliaRussia
3 years ago

Oh no no no! Omg, please get well!

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

too much twerking. Get well soon

Curve
Curve
3 years ago
Reply to  Alex

He currently has a neck brace so it’s safe to say that it’s not the twerking’s fault.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago
Reply to  Curve

You do know that the spine goes all the way up to the neck. lol

Curve
Curve
3 years ago
Reply to  Alex

Yeah but people still wanna see him twerk it in the upcoming days lol

Nikki
Nikki
3 years ago

Hope he gets well soon and that things don’t get any worse. Maybe he should tone it down a couple of notches later on.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
3 years ago

Hope he’ll get well soon! <3

Esgalnor
Esgalnor
3 years ago

I guess we have the answer to why his performance lacked energy. If he had problems with his back and still performed the way he did, then hats off, good job. Get well soon.

careen
careen
3 years ago
Reply to  Esgalnor

Well, it tells us he cant handle the back flip

Nope
Nope
3 years ago

We will have another contestant in a wheelchair

Radakiel
Radakiel
3 years ago
Reply to  Nope

But he would also have to add some lyrics about being above the darkness
It’s not as easy as you think

Talentina Monetta
Talentina Monetta
3 years ago
Reply to  Nope

no, he want brake!

Curve
Curve
3 years ago
Reply to  Nope

Y’all mean

Radakiel
Radakiel
3 years ago
Reply to  Curve

It’s a specific kind of humor :V

Curve
Curve
3 years ago
Reply to  Radakiel

Duh. I wasn’t serious about it.

Darren
Darren
3 years ago

That sounds not good. Hope he is ok by second rehearsal..I’m sure he will be fine though.
Hope he is ok

XOverdose
XOverdose
3 years ago

Hope now it isn’t the worst outcome

Talentina Monetta
Talentina Monetta
3 years ago

Get well soon boo