Marc Summers, childhood hero and host of the classic Nickelodeon game show Double Dare, broke several bones in his face during an accident in Philadelphia last week, reports TMZ. Summers was the lone passenger in a taxi cab that hydroplaned and lost control. Doctors performed emergency plastic surgery to put everything back in its proper place.
Summers, who would later go on to host Unwrapped on the Food Network, told the gossip website that he doesn’t remember very much about the accident. In fact, someone had to tell Summers that he flew forward in his seat and hit his face on the taxi’s clear partition.
“I’m all good,” he explained to TMZ. “Just in a lot of pain.”
Despite what Summers says, he’s still facing some complications from the accident. The former host is apparently having trouble opening his mouth, which limits his diet to mostly pastas and purees. Summers also admitted that he hasn’t mustered up the courage to look at himself in the mirror since being discharged from the hospital. However, he’s been told the damage isn’t that bad.
In an effort to help Summers get back on his feet, celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Bobby Flay and Michael Symon have offered to make “get well” meals for their Food Network pal.
Summers, whose production company is based out of Philadelphia, was the host of the popular game show Double Dare from its inception in 1986 until its cancellation in 1993. Marc’s Food Network program Unwrapped has been on the air since 2001. According to Wikipedia, the show is currently in its ninth season.
After struggling with the condition for years, Marc Summers revealed his struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder in the late 90s. Following his appearances on such programs as The Oprah Winfrey Show and The TODAY Show, Summers penned the book Everything in Its Place: My Trials and Triumphs with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in 1999.