According to LadBible, The TikToker, Weronika, claimed it was due to air pressure. She posted a video on her profile on Thursday, October 20 which showed her wearing a brace around her head and with some black bruising on her face.
She captioned the video, “POV: you’re the flight attendant that I’ve just had to inform the back of my head exploded from the pressure.” She later went to say that she was still “not over how gross it was.”
While the prospect of your head bursting mid-air was frightening for all of us, our flying plans don’t have to be altered because of the unease this story causes. In a report by LadBible, it was noted that Weronika had undergone a surgery not so long before the flight and that it probably contributed to her incident where some of her stitches burst open on the plane.
Meanwhile, many of the viewers of the video were quick to blame the doctor who cleared her to fly. However, the video creator was quick to refute those claims and save the doctors from the blame. According to the outlet, she stated, “No one made any mistake, the original surgeon or the airport doctor at the hospital. Everything was fine when I got on the plane. I have unusually soft tissue and swell more than the average person which led to some of the stitches coming open on the plane in one tiny area.”
However, it would seem that the viewers were too riled up that they chose not to heed her explanation. This prompted Weronika to post a series of videos to explain the situation. In these explainers, she said that no one was to blame for the unfortunate situation and that she did consult her doctor regarding her ability to fly after the surgery. However, when she turned up for the meeting, it took longer than expected and she couldn’t get him to certify her despite him saying that he was happy about her healing progress. So, she had the airport doctor clear her.
“We were on the plane, everything’s chill, we’d gone to sleep because we’d been travelling since 2am and I wake up and I’m in a lot of pain,” she reportedly said. “I can feel pain all around here [behind her left ear], like my actual ear was in pain as well and I was like, ‘How is that possible? I can’t even feel my ears yet.’ Everything was really hurting, I got up, went to the toilet and I heard this audible pop,” she added.
Shez continued, “Immediately after I felt this hot liquid dripping down my neck and I grabbed some towels and started wiping it up. Obviously it was blood but, I don’t know if anyone’s had lipo, the fluid that comes out of you is like yellowy with blood and bits.”
She explains that the pressure at high altitude combined with her delicate post-surgical stitches would have caused the “bursting.” She kept pressure on the wound till the plane landed and then had it looked at by her doctor.