Bear Grylls shared the pain of fracturing his back in a parachuting accident 25 years ago still haunts him every day
Since breaking three vertebrae at the age of 21, Grylls had to undergo a year of rehabilitation.
Bear Grylls said in an Instagram post that the pain of fracturing his back in a parachuting accident 25 years ago still haunts him every day. The producer of the hit show Man vs. Wild has confirmed that he is in pain every day as a result of the crash.
Grylls also discussed how he copes with his injury and what he does to aid his rehabilitation.
In the caption, the 46-year-old wrote, “People always wonder if my back hurts after fracturing it in a parachuting accident all those years ago. Every day is the key. And the care I get for it can be very harsh, but life can be a struggle for everyone at times, and most people have their belongings with them when they embark on their adventures. I prefer to be grateful for the chance to continue to live life to the fullest.”
He also stated that he gets ice treatment every day to keep his body and mind in good shape.
The TV star was skydiving in Zambia in 1996 when his parachute failed to inflate, causing him to land on his back. At the age of 21, Grylls was put through a year of rehabilitation after fracturing three vertebrae.
Fans were impressed with the star’s honesty and praised him for the grit. Commenting on the post, a follower said, “You’re a true inspiration Bear, I have herniated discs in my lower back and someday the pain is awful but you help with positivity.”
Another fan wrote, “You are an inspiration. Keep well and strong to be adventurous and what you love doing.”
Interestingly, just two years after the painful injury, Grylls became the youngest Briton to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He, however, felt that the title should belong to Michael Matthews who was 22 when he disappeared on the mountain in 1999. Micheal is the brother of the reality television series Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews.