Woman dies after receiving a butt-enlargement injection


Woman dies after receiving a butt-enlargement injection in NY basement.

Police have confirmed that a butt-enlargement injection killed a Maryland woman. Kelly Mayhew, 34, died in New York city where she went with her mom to get silicone injections in her buttocks.


Kelly Mayhew, 34, of Suitland, Md. died Saturday after getting the injection from an apparently unlicensed doctor. New York Police Department said there was “no indication” the woman who gave the shot had any kind of license to administer the injection.

Latrice Mayhew, Kelly’s mother who accompanied her to New York, told police her daughter received the silicone injections, then started having trouble breathing. The suspect then fled, according to police.

The injection was given in the basement apartment of a private residence in Queens, according to police.

Mayhew died at the hospital and police are still looking for the suspect. Police say the cause of death is pending.

BET Networks, where Mayhew worked, released the following statement Tuesday:

“We are saddened by the death of our colleague and friend, Kelly Mayhew. Our hearts go out to her family and we extend our deepest sympathies for their loss.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Mayhew’s funeral costs.