Dec 3, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard
Excerpted from The Telegraph: American Wayne Houchin was in the Dominican Republic to promote his Curiosidades show when he suffered severe burns after a TV chat show host poured burning cologne over his head.
The show’s crew rushed onto the set to douse the blaze, and Houchin was taken to a nearby hospital.
After receiving treatment, Houchin told friends and followers on Twitter that he was “in pain but recovering”.
He went on to describe his his shock at the inicident: “I was not aware he was going to do this. This was not a stunt or part of an act – this was a criminal attack.
“The fast actions of the rest of our Curiosidades team saved my life. The fire was put out and I was rushed to the emergency room.
“I have bad burns on my head, face, neck and right hand. I am in pain, but am recovering. I will update you on the situation when I can.”
The Aqua de Florida cologne, which Houchin claims was thrown on him, is reportedly used by shamen and witch doctors in the Caribbean as a voodoo cleansing agent.