Beth Tweddle: Ex-Olympian breaks neck on reality TV show

Published 1026 GMT (1826 HKT) February 9, 2016
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Team GB gymnast Beth Tweddle had to pull out of reality TV ski show "The Jump" after breaking her neck following a failed landing. SI
The London 2012 bronze medalist was airlifted to hospital and had surgery to fuse together two vertebrae in her neck using a piece of hipbone. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Tweddle has since "moved her hands and feet" and thanked her fans and well-wishers, admitting the 48 hours since her injury had been "very scary." Bryn Lennon/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
It's not the first time Tweddle has entered a celebrity reality show. In 2013, she won "Dancing on Ice" with professional skating partner Daniel Whiston. Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Fellow Team GB Olympian Rebecca Adlington was another to exit the show after dislocating her shoulder attempting a jump. She described the pain as "worse than childbirth." Pool/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images