Freestyle skiing can be a dangerous sport. While regular skiing is relatively safe, when free-styling you’re often taking risks. Gus Kenworthy, the 24-year-old openly gay American Olympic freestyle skier, got seriously injured after a ski trick went terribly wrong.
This isn’t even Kenworthy’s latest injury – as only a few weeks ago, he posted a video of friction burns he got after getting hit by a car.
In the latest video, posted to Kenworthy’s YouTube channel, he shows the ski accident, which happened last April and resulted in a concussion and two lost teeth:
In April, I returned to my home ski resort in Telluride, CO for a private shoot on a special “kicker” rail. I was supposed to be there filming on the feature for 4 days and had a whole line up of tricks I wanted to get done.
Unfortunately, on the first day of filming, I slipped out on the rail, hit my head on the knuckle and knocked myself out cold. One concussion, two lost teeth and three days later I went back up to hit the feature a few more times to try and salvage the last day of the shoot.
The tricks we ended up getting weren’t quite what I had originally hoped for but I’m happy with how the video turned out considering the circumstances.
Watch the cringe-inducing video right here. Please, be careful, Gus! –