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Falwell Jr's Wife Called 911: He's Lost 'a Lot of Blood'

But how much does alcohol play a role?

(Newser) - Jerry Falwell Jr's wife called 911 late last month saying he had lost "a lot of blood" in a mishap—but the details are somewhat contested, People reports. The call came only days after Falwell resigned as president of Liberty University amid a sex scandal. On the night... More »

'Joey Pants' Is Severely Injured While Out for a Walk

Joe Pantoliano was hit by a Porsche that skidded out of control

(Newser) - Joe Pantoliano nearly got taken out, and no wiseguys were involved. The beloved Sopranos actor was out for a walk with his family Friday when a Porsche slammed into him and inflicted serious damage, his wife Nancy Sheppard tells TMZ ; she says another car T-boned the Porsche right into him.... More »

Chilling Hockey Injury Has Surprise Ending

Johnny Boychuk needs 90 stitches after a skate cuts through his eyelid

(Newser) - Johnny Boychuk is beyond lucky. The New York Islander took a skate to the face Tuesday that slashed his eyelid but apparently left his eye intact, USA Today reports. "Johnny Boychuk is OK," the team's general manager, Lou Lamoriello, told reporters. "There's been no damage... More »

Jimmy Carter in Hospital After New Fall

Former president, 95, cracked his pelvis

(Newser) - Former US president Jimmy Carter has a fractured pelvis but remains in good spirits following his second fall in just over two weeks. The 39th president has been hospitalized after a fall at his home in Plains, Ga., reports the AP . Carter Center spokeswoman Deanne Congileo described the fracture as... More »

Ruby Rose Severely Injured on Set of CW's Batwoman

Star posts video of her emergency surgery after stunt injuries

(Newser) - The CW Network's Batwoman premieres Sunday, featuring Ruby Rose in the lead role as the first openly lesbian TV superhero. But Rose made headlines for another reason over the weekend: She announced that production on the show actually had to stop earlier this year because she hurt herself so... More »

Star Will Definitely Be Cheering for Her DWTS Replacement

After Christie Brinkley breaks arm in rehearsals, daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook steps in

(Newser) - The new season of Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday night, but one of the heavily promoted stars has already had to drop out. Per Entertainment Weekly , Christie Brinkley was injured during a rehearsal session for the 28th season of the hit ABC dance competition and won't be able... More »

An Elderly Woman Was Strolling. Then, a Royal Collision

83-year-old in serious condition after being hit by motorcycle in William and Kate's convoy

(Newser) - The royals just can't seem to avoid proximity to car crashes lately. Five months after Prince Philip was in an accident that injured two women , the BBC reports a police motorcycle in the convoy of his grandson, Prince William, and William's wife, Kate, hit an elderly pedestrian Monday... More »

The 2 Words a Top Pathologist Is Now Using for Diana's Death

'If only' tiny tear in her vein had been elsewhere, she may have lived: Dr. Richard Shepherd

(Newser) - "If only." Those are the two words Britain's top forensic pathologist is now saying about the 1997 car crash that claimed Princess Diana's life. That's because Dr. Richard Shepherd, who the Daily Beast notes has performed more than 23,000 post-mortems, lent his expertise to... More »

This Sports Injury Ranks Among the Weirdest

Brock Holt was wounded by his 2-year-old son

(Newser) - The Red Sox can thank a two-year-old boy for putting their second baseman out of commission. Brock Holt says his son Griffin mistakenly poked him in the right eye and scratched his cornea before the Sox played the Seattle Mariners on March 28—opening day, the Boston Herald reports. Holt... More »

Athlete's Celebration Leads to Scary Plunge

Anderson Lopes leaped over a sign, and then...

(Newser) - Striker Anderson Lopes may be keeping his goal celebrations more down to earth in future. The Brazilian celebrated his second goal of a soccer game in Japan by jumping over advertising boards at the side of the field—totally unaware there was a 9-foot drop on the other side. In... More »

QB's Gruesome Injury Came Exactly 33 Years After a Famous One

Joe Theismann saw Alex Smith's leg snap

(Newser) - Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann was horrified when current Redskins quarterback Alex Smith broke his leg in Sunday's 23-21 loss against the Houston Texans—especially when he realized it was 33 years to the day since he suffered the same gruesome injury . Theismann was watching from a suite at... More »

3 Broken Ribs for Ruth Bader Ginsburg After Fall at Work

Supreme Court justice took a tumble Wednesday night

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg is "notorious" for, among other things, her killer workouts , which is maybe why the fit 85-year-old justice brushed off a tumble she took Wednesday evening at her office. However, the Supreme Court issued a statement Thursday noting that after she went home, Ginsburg had "discomfort... More »

Boy's Survival 'Miraculous' After Skewer Pierces Skull

It missed his brain, eye, spine, major blood vessels

(Newser) - A 10-year-old Missouri boy is recovering after he was attacked by insects and tumbled from a tree, landing on a meat skewer that penetrated his skull from his face to the back of his head. But miraculously, that's where Xavier Cunningham's bad luck ended. The skewer had completely... More »

Carrie Underwood: I'm Not 'Looking the Same' After Fall

She says she needed more than 40 facial stitches

(Newser) - Carrie Underwood says she injured more than her wrist in a fall outside her Nashville home in November and she will "look a bit different" when she gets in front of a camera again. In a letter to fans seen by E! News , the country star says she needed... More »

Young Girl Hit by 105mph Ball at Yankees Game

Players were in tears as she was taken away

(Newser) - Players and fans were shaken Wednesday after a foul ball hit a young girl in the face during a game at Yankee Stadium. (This video captures their reactions.) The game between the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins was delayed for several minutes while the girl, who was... More »

This Is Most Dangerous Firework You Can Buy: Study

Shell-and-mortar-style fireworks responsible for 39% of injuries

(Newser) - More than one-third of all fireworks-related injuries are caused by shell-and-mortar-style fireworks, making them the most dangerous Fourth of July pyrotechnic on the market, according to a study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine . The Seattle Times reports approximately 10,500 people in the US are treated for... More »

ERs Are Seeing More and More 'Avocado Hands'

Home chefs may need some cutting lessons

(Newser) - Avocados are all the rage. So much so that Huffington Post recently called the opening of New York's first avocado bar "painfully trendy." Turns out avocados are also, quite literally, part of a painful trend. Emergency room doctors are reporting an increase in the number of amateur... More »

Tourists Gawking at Mount Etna Get Nasty Surprise

10 people are injured from magma

(Newser) - Volcanic rocks and steam injured at least 10 people, including tourists and scientists, following an explosion on Sicily's Mount Etna Thursday, witnesses and media reported, per the AP . Tourists had been drawn to Etna to observe the spectacle of the active volcano erupting, only to be caught by surprise... More »

ATV Accident Badly Injures Jamie Lynn Spears' Daughter

8-year-old Maddie Aldridge was allegedly underwater for several minutes, per TMZ

(Newser) - "All I can say is pray for our baby Maddie." That's what Jamie Spears, dad of Britney and Jamie Lynn, told Entertainment Tonight following reports that his 8-year-old granddaughter had been seriously injured in an ATV accident Sunday. TMZ first reported on the incident, which reportedly took... More »

Woman Critically Injured by Pumpkin Cannon

'Punkin Chunkin' contest hit by tragedy

(Newser) - Delaware's famous Punkin Chunkin competition, in which teams fire pumpkins impressive distances from an assortment of contraptions, was hit by tragedy Sunday when a pumpkin cannon blew up, critically injuring a 39-year-old woman. The "Pumpkin Reaper" air cannon was getting ready to launch a pumpkin when the trapdoor... More »

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