‘BIP’: Dean Unglert Hospitalized After Ski Accident
Dean Unglert’s ski accident
“all my life i’ve dreamt about skiing the swiss alps. how could you not? they’re huge and beautiful and have some of the best snow in the world. today, however, was not my day. i was sending just a liiiiitle too hard and took a nasty spill which ultimately put me here. and since this is probably going to be the only pic i get in switzerland, i figured i gotta post it,” he began his post.
Unglert took a moment to complement the swiss mountain rescue team who came to his aid after his fall.
“the swiss mountain rescue blew my mind today. it took me about an hour to flag someone down for help but once i did, i was airborne and in surgery in less than an hour. a dislocated hip and fractured femur put 4 screws and a plate in my leg but things could have been so much worse and for that i am extremely grateful!” he wrote.
“looks like i’ll be celebrating xmas in a hospital bed this year 😂” he added.
Leading up to the accident
Unglert also posted some footage to his Instagram stories of his day before the accident.
In one video he was on a ski lift saying he’d just landed in Zermatt, Switzerland. But shortly after the reality star showed himself lying in the snow.
“Well, I just fell. 99 percent sure I dislocated my hip,” he said.
“Things were going great until…” Unglert wrote on the post.
He also thanked a “random guy” who helped him after he fell.
“I quickly realized my leg wasn’t good enough to be skied on. My next idea was to find a way to slide myself to a main run. Thank God for a random guy who came across me and was able to flag down help. Laid here for an hour before someone finally skied by,” he said.
Dean Unglert’s surgery and recovery
Later, on Twitter, Unglert corrected himself concerning how many screws he received.
“Just spoke to the surgeon for the second time (first that I actually remember) turns out they put a plate and 3 screws in, not 4. that makes me feel 25% better,” he wrote on Twitter. “let the recovery process begin.”
He also tweeted that his recovery will take 12 weeks. He’s excited to use his downtime to learn how to play an instrument.
“Trying to find positives that can come from a 12 week recovery time. the first thing i thought of was that now i can focus on learning the instrument i bought 3 months ago and haven’t played once. anything else?” he asked.