A woman with fake boobs has had one of her silicone breast implants ruptured after she was shot in the chest with a paintball gun. The pellet hit the 26-year-old’s breast at 190mph. This bizarre injury is thought to be the first of its kind.
The woman had been taking part in a game at an outdoor center near Croydon, England. At first she thought she had just suffered a painful bruise. But when she went to see a doctor a few days later, he discovered that one of her implants had been torn apart.
“We respectfully ask that any ladies with surgical breast implants notify our team at the time of booking,” says a statement on UK Paintball’s website.
“You will be given special information on the dangers of paintballing with enhanced boobs and asked to sign a disclaimer.
“You will also be issued with extra padding to protect your implants while paintballing.”
An extra line has also been added to the company’s standard indemnity form saying, “paintballs can damage/rupture breast implants”.
A spokesman for UK Paintball said they were now taking precautions to make sure women with breast implants avoided injury, but said he thought it was the first accident of its kind in the UK.
He said: “Part of the fun of paintball is that it hurts a bit when you get shot but in all the years we’ve been going we’ve never seen an incident like this.
“It came as a real surprise to hear that a woman had her implant burst at one of our centers and whilst she’s going to make a full recovery, we want to ensure nothing like this happens ever again.”