This is truly terrible news. It's like something out of a nightmare!
Singer Mika's sister, Paloma Penniman, was reportedly sitting on her ledge three floors from the ground when she lost balance, fell, and was impaled with a railing spike, which entered her abdomen.
Here's what a close family friend had to say about it:
"To say he's traumatised by this doesn't even come close."
More from the friend:
"It's the stuff of nightmares. Paloma had surgery today on her abdomen and legs - but she is critically ill."
"No one really knows what happened. One minute Paloma was sitting on the window-ledge, the next she had fallen on to the railings."
Here's what a Met spokesman had to say about the incident:
"Police were called to an address at 5.15 this morning, after reports a woman was impaled on railings after falling from a window."
More from a spokesman for Mika:
"Paloma had a serious accident. She is in a critical but stable state. The family have asked for privacy at this time."
We're glad to hear that she's stable. Our thoughts are with Paloma, Mika, and their family at this time.
[Image via WENN.]
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