Eric Langan, the CEO of RCI Hospitality Holding Inc., which owns XTC Cabaret in Dallas, told TMZ they did not tell her to climb the pole and have no plans to remove them.
Dancers choose their routines as the company has no control over what the performers do on stage. Since she’s not a full-time employee, she can’t receive worker’s comp, but Langan says they are planning to help Sky financially as she recovers.
Since the incident, Sky has undergone surgery. Her jaw is currently wired shut, according to her Instagram.
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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 🙏🏽
Her GoFundMe page has already exceeded the goal of $20,000. While she’s been criticized for asking for financial help, Sky took to Instagram to explain that the money will be going to medical expenses. She said she will not be able to work while recovering and is putting herself through school.
Original story (February 10, 2020): Genea Sky was the talk of the internet on Monday when a video of her terrifying fall from the top of a 15-foot stripper pole racked up millions of views on Instagram and Twitter. Sky took to Instagram to share the details after continuing her routine despite falling directly on her face during her performance.
While the internet had plenty of jokes, the situation was potentially deadly for Sky who was stripping at XTC Cabaret in Dallas, Texas, according to TMZ.
Yes, I fell off the pole.— Honey Badger (@Genea_Sky) February 9, 2020
Yes, I fractured my jaw.
NO, I’m not fucking okay.
And there’s absolutely NOTHING funny about this situation. This is the worst pain I’ve ever felt and I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone.
In a series of tweets and videos posted to Instagram, Sky said she fractured her jaw, cracked multiple teeth and sprained her ankle. She said she'll need surgery for her jaw while tearfully recounting the terrifying fall in her Instagram video. The Texas native thanked people for checking up on her and sharing kind words.
"I pretty much broke my jaw. I have to have surgery on it tomorrow. I broke some teeth and I got a sprained ankle, and I got some stitches. Aside from that, I'm good. I have no broken limbs. I walked away myself. I got up right after it happened," Sky said.
"This isn’t for attention. This video is to update everyone and thank you guys for all the love and support. I’m truly blessed and I appreciate everyone’s kind messages. Thank you so much," she wrote on Instagram.One of her friends, Ayana Knowles from Addison, Texas, created a GoFundMe page to cover her medical expenses, writing that the club doesn't cover injuries and that she will be out of work for months.
"My friend Genea was in a horrible accident while she was working. She now has a fractured jaw, broken teeth, and a sprained ankle. Her job does not cover the expenses of her medical bills. Since she sustained such serious injuries, she will be out of work for an extended period of time. Any donations towards her surgeries would be helpful and appreciated! Thank you all in advance," Knowles wrote on GoFundMe.
Nearly 1,000 people have donated, surpassing their goal of $20,000.
The situation even elicited responses from rappers 50 Cent and 21 Savage whose song "Immortal" was playing when Sky fell. Under one of the Instagram videos of the incident, Savage wrote: "She got right listening to that immortal."
While she took some Twitter users to task for being insensitive about her injuries, she did take some time to retweet a few funny comments about the situation.
bb girl fell off the pole and continued throwing it😌❤️ pic.twitter.com/PhIIYI59Yl— AUSTIN (@THEEGEMINl) February 9, 2020
The girl in the video is @OhhGeneaaa_— x (@xvreae) February 9, 2020
She was literally so good and i loved every part of her performance 🤷🏽♀️ accidents happen and she got a broken jaw because of the fall. don’t come here being negative and saying nasty comments. Y’all go be mean to your momma instead
On another note baby girl was showing AWFFFF pic.twitter.com/GT7H0SvXUj— x (@xvreae) February 9, 2020
Let's hope she makes a quick recovery!
this sums up my first str*p club experience, i really do hope she’s ok 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/fA4Tu1mePL— x (@xvreae) February 9, 2020