KUALA LUMPUR: An emotional video by American amputee and paralympic ski-racer Josh Sundquist, who sobbed that bouncers at a popular nightclub here â€œstoleâ€ his crutches while he was dancing, has gone viral.
The 31-year-old YouTube sensation and best selling author of Just Donâ€™t Fall, said he went to Zouk Kuala Lumpur on Satur-day with his wife and several others.
Sundquist said that while dancing, he had â€œjumped upâ€ onto a slightly elevated platform.
â€œAfter about a minute or two, some security guards came and pulled away one of my crutches. Then another security guard came and pulled away my other crutch.
â€œAnd Iâ€™m standing there in the middle of the dance club without my crutches,â€ he sobbed.
â€œYou know, for a person with no leg, that means Iâ€™m immobile; I canâ€™t move, I canâ€™t walk,â€ he said in the six-minute video clip uploaded on Tuesday.
Sundquist, who was here to give a motivational speech at iM4Uâ€™s Reach Out Convention and Celebration 2016, said as soon as he got his crutches back, he and his wife left the club.
In its response on the clubâ€™s Facebook page, Zouk KL said that it had reviewed the CCTV footage and found several â€œinaccuraciesâ€ in Sundquistâ€™s claims.
The club said Sundquist had ascended the â€œfemale-onlyâ€ two-feet high dance podium at the Zouk Main Room.
â€œWithin a minute, a member of the security staff approached Mr Sundquist to ask him to come down from the podium, explaining to him that the podium was for women.
â€œMr Sundquist appeared to ignore him and continued dancing on the podium,â€ it said, adding that another security staff member also approached Sundquist and asked that he come down.
â€œThe security member placed his hand on Mr Sundquistâ€™s back to guide him down. Mr Sundquist resisted, and raised his right hand, crutch hanging at his elbow.
â€œThe security member held the flailing crutch and managed to get a firm grip on Mr Sundquistâ€™s right arm and pulled him to safety, while the other security member supported his left forearm.
â€œThe two security staff members promptly returned the crutches to Mr Sundquist once they were on the dance floor, and left him in the company of his friends,â€ it said, adding that the staff members were always polite to Sundquist.