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Bear Grylls Sustains Worst Injury Yet Inflicted by...a Camera?

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August 11, 2010

Bear Grylls Sustains Worst Injury Yet Inflicted by...a Camera?

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Bear Grylls has squeezed drinking water from animal scat, scaled rock walls with no ropes, waded through snake-infested waters, jumped from countless choppers and survived it all. So what finally happened that forced Grylls to be air-lifted to the hospital? Het got hit in the leg with a camera.

From this story on Entertainment Weekly's website:
Daredevil Bear Grylls suffers the worst injury of his four-year TV career in an episode from the upcoming season of Discovery’s Man vs. Wild (starting up this Wednesday): He’s struck in the leg by a camera while glissading (that’s sliding to all you couch potatoes out there) down a mountain.

That’s right. This guy has braved scorching desserts, faced down poisonous snakes, and parachuted naked from Air Force One into a teacup balanced on a rhinoceros’ horn*, but it was a member of his own crew who nearly did him in. As told by Bear to a group of reporters in NYC this morning, it all went down like this: Bear’s trusty cameraman was momentarily blinded by snow while sliding down a snowy incline beside him; the camera smashed into Bear’s leg, and everyone had to be evacuated to the nearest hospital by a helicopter. Don’t worry, they’re all fine now.

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from dukkillr wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

Wait, so what was the asterisk for? He didn't really do that?

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from jakenbake wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

From the article re: the asterisk: "*We made that one up. But only because this little incident was a bit too graphic to mention."

The "little incident" can be found here: http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/01/05/man-vs-wild-bear-enema-fish-eyes/

I don't think I'm going to be watching that one...

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from tkbone wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

Grylls is entertaining but I'd much rather have Survivorman Les Stroud around if things hit the fan - doesn't Bear check into the Ritz-Carlton or equivalent after he's done filming for the day?

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from Taylor3535 wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

He got air lifted by a helicopter?? Hope he didn't use a satellite phone......

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from GERG wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

Les Stroud fan myself. Momma always told me ya play ya pay!?

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

Lucky he had all those crew members handy...

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from Donkeylegjohnson wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

Thank goodness for hollywood. Les is the man

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from dukkillr wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

Wait, so what was the asterisk for? He didn't really do that?

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from jakenbake wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

From the article re: the asterisk: "*We made that one up. But only because this little incident was a bit too graphic to mention."

The "little incident" can be found here: http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/01/05/man-vs-wild-bear-enema-fish-eyes/

I don't think I'm going to be watching that one...

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from tkbone wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

Grylls is entertaining but I'd much rather have Survivorman Les Stroud around if things hit the fan - doesn't Bear check into the Ritz-Carlton or equivalent after he's done filming for the day?

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from Taylor3535 wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

He got air lifted by a helicopter?? Hope he didn't use a satellite phone......

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from GERG wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

Les Stroud fan myself. Momma always told me ya play ya pay!?

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

Lucky he had all those crew members handy...

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from Donkeylegjohnson wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

Thank goodness for hollywood. Les is the man

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