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Foam hole in TwitchCon leaves one hole with a broken back, and another with a dislocated knee

TwitchCon’s foam pit has left at least one common streamer with a broken back, and other creators have reported injuries as well.

Twitch adventurer Adriana Chechik says she broke her back in two places by jumping into a foam pit that was part of a Lenovo booth, which according to BuzzFeed News It was less than two feet deep at the points. Videos circulating on social media show Sheshik celebrating after winning a gladiator-style fight against someone else, then jumping into a foam pit and visibly dumbfounded as she says, “I can’t get out.”

Chechik wrote on her Twitter account: “Okay, I broke my back in two places, and I’m going to have surgery to put in a meter rod for support today. Send your support.” “When it rains it rains and I definitely feel the rain now.”

TwitchCon, which took place over the weekend, is an annual conference that serves as a gathering of creators from around the world. The event has been held in San Diego since 2016, with a European version also taking place in Amsterdam, Berlin and other cities.

Chechik wasn’t the only one injured in the foam pit. Streamer LochVaness also posted a video on social media in which she jumped into the pit and dislocated her knee as a result. She also tweeted a picture of her in a hospital wheelchair.

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LochVaness did not respond to a request for comment from IGN.

Twitch declined to comment on the incident. A Lenovo representative told IGN that he was aware of the incident and is conducting an investigation.

We are aware of incidents of TwitchCon visitors sustaining injuries in a gladiator soft foam pit at a Lenovo booth. Safety remains our top priority and we work with event organizers to look into incidents.

Kat Bailey is IGN’s Senior News Editor as well as a co-host for Nintendo Voice Chat. Do you have a tip? Send her a direct message at the_katbot.