A popstar carried on performing for 45 minutes despite being bitten by a cobra, before collapsing and dying on stage. Irma Bule, 29, from Indonesia, was performing in Karawang, West Java. She stood on the snake, called Rianti, which hit out and bit her on the thigh. The singer, who also used pythons in her acts, later died in hospital.
This distressing video shows the moment Irma was attacked mid-performance in the village of Karawang, West Java, by the venomous snake. The singer thought the king cobra had been de-fanged but when the snake bit her thigh, it injected venom into her bloodstream until a snake handler pulled it away. The popstar carried on singing for 45 minutes, but began vomiting and having seizures. She was later confirmed dead in hospital.