Some medical experts are warning middle aged men not to attempt the dance.
Eamonn Kilbride, 46, collapsed with chest pains at his office party in Blackburn last weekend after performing the dance moves made famous by the South Korean rapper Psy, who mimics riding a horse.
Professor Bernard Keavney, a consultant cardiologist at Newcastle University, has warned older men not to “stray outside your comfort zone” while dancing at their Christmas parties this year.
“The chance that you’ll come to grief is very small. But as with any form of untypical exercise … be somewhat measured. Let the lady dance around you,” he told The Daily Telegraph.
Mr Kilbride had been with his wife, Julie, who was celebrating her birthday the same night. She paid tribute to her “loving husband” of 23 years, calling him “the life of the party.”