Mother-of-three rushed to emergency after Adele concert triggers devastating allergic reaction


A woman attending the long-awaited Adele concert at Adelaide Oval had to be rushed to hospital after a special effect at the show triggered her anaphylactic shock.

Pooja Newman was in a the arena crowd when hundreds of giant balloons were dropped from the ceiling. The latex from the balloons caused Ms Newman to have an allergic reaction.

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‘I felt my lips swelling and couldn’t breathe, I knew I was in trouble,’ she told 7 News from her hospital bed.

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She’s been recovering in ICU since the incident.

Her family hope it will highlight to concert promoters the dangers of using latex at events.

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