A reality TV star is recovering from serious head injuries after a motorcycle accident in Western Australia.
Paul “Sludge” Andrews of Channel 7’s Outback Truckers fame was involved in a serious motorcycle accident 11 days ago that he was “extremely lucky” to escape from.
His fiancee Wendy revealed the shocking news in a post to social media on Tuesday night.
“If Sludge has not replied to your messages it’s because he had a very serious motorcycle accident,” she wrote on his Facebook fan page.
“He is extremely lucky to be alive.”
Paul ‘Sludge’ Andrews’ fiancee Wendy revealed that he was recovering in hospital. Picture: FacebookThe Outback Trucker star featured on four seasons of the show. Picture: Instagram
The veteran freight driver is still recovering in hospital close to a fortnight after the accident due to his extensive injuries.
He broke several bones and sustained bruises and abrasions alongside the head injury.
“It is going to be a very slow long recovery and rehab,” Wendy said.
He sustained serious injuries after a motorcycle accident. Picture: Instagram
“Be assured I will be taking very good care of him when he is able to come home.
“It has been a very stressful time but I thought all of you would like to know where he has been and what has happened.”
He is beloved by fans for his signature Phantom truck. Picture: Instagram
It is the second time in 10 weeks that Andrews has required medical attention after he was flown to hospital just before New Year’s Eve over a jet ski accident.
“Another slight mishap looks like a quiet night tonight seeing out the New Year in hospital,” he shared in an Instagram post on December 31.
He shared photos of himself lying on a gurney inside a rescue helicopter and from his hospital bed where he was recovering from broken ribs.
“No celebrating here tonight but on the up side lots of good drugs in this place to keep the pain away,” he wrote on Facebook.
It is the second time in 10 weeks that he has wound up in the hospital. Picture: InstagramOver New Year’s, the reality star recorded a video from a hospital bed. Picture: Instagram
His four decades of freight experience earnt him a spot on the 7mate series Outback Truckers, which has aired since 2012.
Andrews became a fan favourite when he appeared across four seasons with his signature purple Phantom truck painted with characters from the superhero comic strip.
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