Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Celebrity

Man contracts serious illness after getting pedicure

See also

A man from D.C. contracted a very serious illness after getting a pedicure. According to a video report by GeoBeats, 63-year-old Bruce Walters went to a local nail salon while visiting Indiana. After what was a relaxing experience, Walters went home not thinking much about his appointment -- but within 10 days of his pedicure, his health deteriorated.

Walters became disoriented and came down with flu-like symptoms. He went to the hospital to get checked out and doctors discovered that he had an infection running through his blood. Walters' leg was the most infected part of his body, leading doctors to believe that the illness entered his body through his foot/leg at the nail salon.

Walters is lucky that doctors were able to save his limb. He spent three weeks at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital where he underwent five surgeries. He is said to be doing "much better" now. No word on whether or not he contacted the nail salon to let them know what happened.

© Effie Orfanides 2014


Arts & Entertainment

  • La Toya Jackson
    La Toya Jackson hits the club in music video for 'Feels Like Love'
  • Keith Urban
    Dozens of concertgoers were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at a Keith Urban show
    Today's Buzz
  • Comic-Con
    Check out some of the sexiest women on hand at this year's Comic-Con
    20 Photos
  • The Hunger Games
    The trailer for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' has debuted online
    17 Photos
  • Beck
    Beck makes good on their long absence from St. Louis with a two hour set
    17 Photos
  • Wonder Woman
    Take an in-depth look at the hot new costume we'll be seeing on Wonder Woman
    Pop Culture

Related Videos:

  • Zachary Quinto teases ‘complicated’ character in ‘Hitman: Agent 47’ at Comic-Con
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518344608" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • San Diego Comic-Con 2014
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518300535" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Kate Gosselin use of 'r-word' causes stir
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517833171" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>