Actress Nicole Eggert has denied reports that she was seriously injured on the set of the celebrity diving show Splash.
We reported last week that Eggert had been injured after attempting a high-dive and landing on her back by accident. EMTs pulled her out of the pool and rushed her to the hospital. Though she hadn’t broken any bones, she was brought to the ER as a precaution.
The big worry for doctors was internal injury, specifically to Eggert’s kidneys. She was later released, and it wasn’t clear whether or not she’d return to Splash.
In any case, Eggert took to her Facebook page on Sunday to clear up any doubt over her condition. Though released within hours of her hospitalization, the former Baywatch actress seemed keen on setting the record straight herself.
“Thanks for all the love but I am not in the hospital nor was I in a diving accident. Just have swelling and bruising on my back and kidneys. I’m fine,” she reassured.
Eggert is also set to return to Splash and compete again with her five remaining competitors.
Injuries on the set of Splash have kind of become par for the course since the show’s debut. Katherine Webb pulled out of the show after hurting herself during a dive, confirming that doctors had barred her from competing.
Former Girls Next Door star Kendra Wilkinson also pulled out of the show after an emotional breakdown.
“I’m so sorry, everybody,” she said. “It’s bittersweet. One thing I don’t do is quit. This is the first time in my life I’ve quit something. This will haunt me for the rest of my life.”
As Kendra Wilkinson sort of illustrated, I think the thing you stand to injure most on Splash is your career. Since its debut, it has attracted confusion at best and harsh criticism at worst from media outlets. Despite the mockery, it has been a ratings hit.
I don’t mind the show, but I have to admit, I was expecting a lot more of this:
And less this:
Do you watch/enjoy Splash? Are you happy that Nicole Eggert will return to the show?
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