Sunday, December 7, 2008
'Man vs. Wild' host injured in Antarctic expedition
Adventurer and TV show host Bear Grylls injured his shoulder in Antarctica during an expedition to raise money for an international charity, the Discovery Channel said Sunday.
Grylls was injured Friday night after falling during the expedition, which was not for the Discovery Channel, according to the network's statement.
The statement said that Grylls is returning to the UK to receive medical attention.
"Once he sees a doctor, we will have a better sense of the level of seriousness of his shoulder injury and the recovery time needed to get him back to his full physical activity," according to the statement.
Grylls, 34, is the host of Discovery's "Man vs. Wild" in which he demonstrates extreme measures -- including eating snakes and insects -- used to survive in harsh environmental conditions.
In his blog, Grylls said the aim of his expedition in Antarctica -- sponsored by Ethanol Venture -- is "to promote alternative energies and their potential."
"We will be using lots of different forms of alternative power, including wind-powered kite-skiing, part bio-ethanol powered jetskis and inflatable boats, electric-powered paragliders, solar- and wind-powered base camps -- and good old foot work," Grylls wrote in a November 14 entry.
Grylls is a former member of the British Special Forces and has broken his back in several places during his service. In his blog, he said he and his wife Shara are expecting their third child in January.
I have become a fan of his show because of a friend who had turned me on to it. He's crazy as hell, but he does know alot of stuff that will help you survive in case of an emergency. If you've never watched his show, mmm mmm mmm!! Shame on you!!lol He can definitely teach you some good survival techniques. Catch a show when ya can!!!