Singer dies after refusing treatment for cobra bite during performance

Singer Dies After Refusing Treatment For Cobra Bite During Performance
Singer Dies After Refusing Treatment For Cobra Bite During Performance

The king cobra is certainly a mesmerizing creature to behold, but it also packs an especially powerful and deadly venom.

Indonesian music star Irma Bule was bitten by one in the midst of a performance and died roughly 45 minutes later, reports Sky News.

The snake was part of the act, and while Bule was dancing she stepped on its tail.

Immediately, the cobra struck out, sinking its fangs into her leg.

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According to the local reports, a snake handler rushed to administer an anti-venom, but the singer refused it.

Bule continued her performance until she began to vomit and ultimately collapsed.

She was rushed to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

The pop star often used snakes in her performances, and typically the venomous sorts were defanged.

Police in Indonesia are currently investigating the singer's death.

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