A stripper named Honey Badger from Texas went viral over the weekend after a video of her plummeting 15 feet from a pole in a nightclub garnered thousands of shares and retweets.

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The woman, whose name is Genea Sky on social media, gave a public comment admonishing her fellow social media users after it gained momentum over the weekend. Some commenters mocked her fall turning the scary moment into an internet meme, while others also fixated on how she continued twerking directly after.

Genea took to social media on Sunday to let everyone know that she was seriously injured and is in a lot of pain.

 

As supporters seemingly changed their tune, voicing genuine concern, Genea’s friend launched a GoFundMe in order to help offset her surgery costs, amounting to $20,000. Genea is also studying to be an esthetician, and promotes her services on social media while she continues to train for her license.

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Genea later took to Instagram to share more of her thoughts as she continues to heal. “Obviously the video has gone viral and I’m getting a lot of messages asking me if I’m ok and all this stuff so, I decided I’d update everybody and let everyone know what’s going on,” she said while holding back tears.

Genea then revealed that she also suffered multiple other injuries in addition to a broken jaw.

 

 

“I pretty much broke my jaw and I have to have surgery on it tomorrow,” she said. I broke some teeth and I got a sprained ankle. I got some stitches. But aside from all of that, I’m good, I have no broken limbs, I walked away myself. I got up after it happened and I’m just really overwhelmed by all the messages and everything. And I’m so thankful for all the positive messages I’ve been getting and all the love.”

“I am having a hard time but I’m ok and I’m going to be ok,” she continued. “It’s just a really humbling experience to be alive. I’m just thankful for that and that’s just what’s important to me at this very moment, that I have my life. And even with my injury to my face, it still could’ve been a lot worse.”

 

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Today has been a very long day. My surgery went well. My jaw is currently wired shut so please refrain from calling me as of right now and bare with me on replies because my phone hasn’t stopped blowing up. Everyone’s love & kind words have not gone unnoticed whatsoever and it means so much to me that all of you have blessed me and uplifted me in so many ways. I am overwhelmed in the best way by all the support. I was really nervous as this all started blowing up because people are cruel and this is a very sensitive time for me. But I never imagined so many people would stand behind me in a situation like this and that has outweighed all the negativity by far. I am beyond grateful for you all. I am in a tremendous amount of pain but i am ready for this road to recovery so I can get back to my life. I will continue to update everyone over the course of my recovery but thank you once again for EVERYTHING 🙏🏽

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