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Nicole Eggert rushed to hospital after being injured in 'Splash' dive


By Reality TV World staff, 04/20/2013 

Nicole Eggert has become the latest celebrity to suffer an injury while participating in ABC's Splash celebrity diving competition.

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The 41-year-old former Baywatch star was rushed to the hospital after she "bungl[ed] a high-dive and brutally back-flopp[ed] into the pool" while taping an upcoming episode of Splash on Thursday, TMZ reported.

Eggert's dive reportedly included "multiple backflips," but a rotation error resulted in her entering the water back-first and EMTs having to rush in and pull her from the pool.

"[She had] a bad landing," a Splash representative subsequently confirmed to E! News.

Eggert reportedly didn't suffer any fractured bones and was released from the hospital after several hours, however her Splash status remains unclear.

"She is currently consulting with a doctor," the show representative said.

Eggert is the fourth celebrity injured while competing on Splash.

E! personality Chuy Bravo was forced to quit the competition just before his first dive when he suffered a "freak accident" and broke his heel bone while watching other Splash contestants dive.

This week, model and reigning Miss Alabama USA Katherine Webb quit Splash after she suffered a "pretty hard" landing and injured her back while diving on last week's show.

Extreme skier Rory Bushfield also ruptured an eardrum during a dive but has chosen to remain in the competition.

In addition, reality TV star Kendra Wilkinson decided to quit Splash when a fear of heights kept her from being able to complete a dive.

(Photo credit ABC)


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