YouTuber Vitaly Zdorovetskiy Says He Has Broken Neck And Back In Skydiving Accident
YouTuber Vitaly Zdorovetskiy says he has broken his neck and back in a skydiving accident. You can see him being loaded onto a stretcher here:
The 28-year-old - who has more than 10 million subscribers on YouTube - has been providing updates on Instagram stories, with one picture captioned: "Broke My Neck And My Back Skydiving!"
Footage also shows the Russian - who is perhaps best known for coining the phrase 'do you even lift, bro?' in a viral video from 2013 - groaning in pain as paramedics and staff from Cal Fire load him onto a stretcher.
His ex-girlfriend Kinsey Wolanski has been by his bedside in hospital and has been sharing updates too.
On her stories, the 24-year-old said her former flame had a long road to recovery ahead of him.
Kinsey - who invaded the pitch during the 2019 Champions League final wearing a thong swimsuit brandished with the name of Vitaly's explicit prank site, Vitaly Uncensored - said: "Hi guys, I just wanted to come on here and say thank you guys so much for all the messages and the support, I know it means the world to him right now.
"He broke his neck and his back and it's gonna be a really, really hard long road to recovery, and so having the support and love from you guys is really, really gonna help. So thank you so much for that."
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She added: "No we're not back together. I'm being there for him as a friend right now, like I know anybody else would in this situation. So yeah, thank you for your concerns, but no."
It seems his prognosis might not be as bad as initially feared though, as Vitaly said he was not expecting to undergo surgery.
He said: "Quick little update guys, I don't think I'm gonna need surgery, but, I can't move.
"I mean, I can move my legs and my mouth for some great food, thank God. I'm surviving."
Vitaly was arrested in April after he allegedly assaulted a female jogger. According to an arrest report from the Miami Beach Police Department, he tackled the jogger to the ground on Miami Beach before repeatedly punching her in the face and chest.
The report said Zdorovetskiy retreated to his home nearby as witnesses arrived at the scene and tended to the victim's injuries, including a one to two inch cut above the eye that would require stitches.
He was charged with aggravated battery and released from jail after posting a $7,500 (£5,700) bond.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/kinsey
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