August 11, 2010
Bear Grylls Sustains Worst Injury Yet Inflicted by...a Camera?
By Online Editors
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.