Grisly moment female bullfighter seriously regrets going face-to-face with angry bull
A female bullfighter had her jaw, cheeks and eye socket broken after being gored in the face, and being pushed against a wall by a half-tonne bull.
32-year-old Hilda Tenorio was injured as she faced the animal on her knees in the city of Puebla.
Tenorio, who hails from Mexico, received medical attention at the scene before being transported to hospital yesterday for an operation to mend her jaw.
Footage of the moment shows the bullfighter being knocked to the ground by the bull, who is named Querido Viejo, or My Dear Old Friend.
Tenorio can be seen waving a pink and yellow cape at the animal as it runs towards her. The bull then proceeds to hit the bullfighter, dragging her into the side of the stadium.
"I want to thank you all for your messages of support," Tenorio wrote on social media after her operation. "My injuries are very serious and I have not been able to sleep all night, sat up in bed because there was no other option. The doctors have said my upper jaw is broken and my cheeks are fractured from my eye socket."
"At least I'll have a new platinum face, although I wish it was worth more, like the Grammys," she added.
Tenorio was previously gored in Mexico City back in 2010, when she was 23-years-old.