Posted: August 02, 2018

Iowa teen’s attempt at ‘In My Feelings Challenge’ lands her in ICU

‘In My Feelings Challenge’ Lands Teen in Hospital

By Lauren Padgett, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

IOWA CITY, Iowa —

Anna Worden, 18, is warning other teens not to do the “In My Feelings Challenge,” after her attempt to do the viral dance move caused a severe brain injury.

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Worden told WQAD she was driving around town with some friends on July 23. 

As the car approached a roundabout, Worden thought it would be a “fun idea” to jump out of a moving car and do the “KiKi.”

>>Related: Millions fall for South Carolina dentist in viral ‘In My Fillings' dance video

“I tried, and the last thing I remember was opening the door. So apparently I got out and tripped and fell and hit my head,” Worden told WQAD.

She was airlifted from her hometown of Bettendorf to Iowa City with a severe head injury.

Worden said she has a fracture in her skull, blood clots in her ear and bleeding in her brain.

After she is released from the ICU, Worden will have to teach herself how to walk again and will have to undergo extensive physical therapy, WQAD reported.

>>Related: ‘In My Feelings’ challenge fail: Florida man gets hit by car, gains viral fame

The “In My Feelings Challenge” has inspired thousands of people around the world to post videos of themselves, dancing and jumping out of moving cars to Drake’s hit song.

>>Related: Watch: Will Smith, Ciara join ‘In My Feelings’ challenge dance-off in epic fashion

The dance challenge started in June when a social media star posted a choreographed video to the song and challenged others to learn the moves.


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'In My Feelings' challenge fail: Florida man gets hit by car, gains viral fame

A Florida man has gained viral fame after his attempt at the "In My Feelings" challenge ended in an epic fail – a car hitting him.

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>> Millions fall for South Carolina dentist in viral ‘In My Fillings’ dance video

According to the Palm Beach Post, Jaylen Norwood, 22, of Boynton Beach, said he slipped as his friends were filming his take on the Internet craze, which involves dancing to Drake's "In My Feelings" after jumping out of a car. His spill sent him careening into the front of an oncoming car driven by a friend. Luckily, Norwood wasn't hurt, but the video took the internet by storm and landed him an interview with TV host Jimmy Kimmel.

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Norwood's tumble isn't the only one documented in "In My Feelings" challenge videos. Safety concerns even prompted a National Transportation Safety Board official to speak out about the trend, also called the Kiki challenge. Nicholas Worrell, the board's safety advocacy chief, told the Blast last week that "jumping into lanes of traffic to show your dance moves is foolish and dangerous – to you and those around you."

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  Watch: Will Smith, Ciara join ‘In My Feelings’ challenge dance-off in epic fashion
 
Watch: Will Smith, Ciara join ‘In My Feelings’ challenge dance-off in epic fashion

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Watch: Will Smith, Ciara join ‘In My Feelings’ challenge dance-off in epic fashion

Will Smith just upped the game in the #InMyFeelings challenge on social media.

It’s part of the latest craze to sweep the internet, inspired by Drake’s hit “In My Feelings” from the “Scorpion” album.

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Originally dubbed #DoTheShiggy on Instagram, over 2.3 million tweets have been shared, dedicated to the #kikichallenge, #DoTheShiggy, Kiki and Keke.

Ciara and Russell Wilson followed up with their own epic version while vacationing in Cape Town, South Africa.

New York Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. jumped out of a car to pull of his dance.

Drake even put his own spin on it on stage during a recent show.

Drake’s “In My Feelings” is currently number 6 on the Billboard hot 100 chart.

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