Bright Future star Zhang Xincheng, unfortunately, fractures his arm while arm wrestling on Zheijang TV’s reality show Our Inn (translated).
The 27-year-old was tasked to compete against fellow castmate, singer Zhang Jie, but the match got so intense that it ended with the star getting injured.
8World reports Xincheng was in so much pain and had to be sent to the hospital. The actor updated his social media regarding his injury. He wrote, “While filming, I injured my arm in an accident, and was immediately sent to the hospital to receive treatment. I am now doing fine, please don’t worry about me.”
The show’s production crew issued an apology and said that Xincheng is currently recuperating in a hotel after receiving treatment for his injury.
However, their apology was not enough to appease netizens who deemed arm wrestling a “very dangerous sport.” Chinese reality shows continue to receive criticism as many unfortunate events take place, leading to stars and guests ending with injuries due to neglect.
Our Inn’s director Wu Tong is also a repeat offender as many of the shows he helms often have tragedic events taking place in them. One example is his show Trump Card, wherein Zhang Jie reportedly suffered a head injury after experiencing a dizzy spell during a midnight shoot.
The broadcasters, production crew, and Wu Tong are criticized for lacking adequate medical care and allegedly not abiding by safety protocols.