Bradley Walsh has broken his back in three places after falling from a bull
16 January 2020, 14:10 | Updated: 16 January 2020, 16:24
Bradley Walsh has broken his back in three places after falling off a bull while filming his TV show, Breaking Dad.
While the title of the show has now become a reality, The Chase host suffered the breaks during a kids’ rodeo.
The 59-year-old said: “It sounds a bit more severe than it actually is. What happened was, I fell awkwardly, purely my own fault.
“My life’s ambition was to go on a rodeo and they [the show’s crew] always say to me, Barnes says to me, ‘What would you really like to do Dad?’ And I say, ‘I would love to do a rodeo,’ because I love cowboy films.”
He laughed: “And then you have the chance to go in the novice class with all the kids and the girls and the mums and the dads, because it was a family day.
“And I was like, ‘Yeah I’ll have a go at that’. Then, unfortunately, I fell slightly wrong.”
Following the fall, Bradley was taken to Southview Hospital in Kettering, Dayton, where he discovered he’d broken his back in three places, including his transverse process L3, his transverse process L4 and his transverse process L5.
These attach muscles and ligaments of the back to the spine, which can be seen in Bradley’s X-ray.
Bradley continued: “I was up and walking the next day and driving the RV – you’ve got to push yourself and I would never push myself like that.”
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