"Splash," the celebrity diving competition on ABC, appears to have
claimed another injury. Nicole Eggert, the former "Baywatch" actress, was
injured after a bad landing from a dive during a taping of the show on Thursday.
TMZ first reported the accident, which an ABC rep confirmed with The Times.
According to the report, Eggert was pulled from the water after her dive, which involved multiple backflips, and rushed to a nearby hospital. ABC confirmed that Eggert was consulting with a doctor.
Though the 41-year-old actress appears not to have broken any bones, there is concern she may have internal injuries. Her kidneys in particular, are being monitored. And she's still on the show.
Eggert isn't the only star to be injured on the high-diving reality show. "Chelsea Lately" sidekick Chuy Bravo had to drop out of the program before it ever began airing because of a fractured heel he sustained during practice. And Miss Alabama Katherine Webb was advised to drop out by her doctor because of a back injury.
Kendra Wilkinson also quit the show because of her fear of heights. And extreme skier Rory Bushfield ruptured an eardrum during a dive but didn't quit the show.
Despite the mishaps and injuries, there's a small contingent of celebrities competing to win, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Drake Bell and Eggert.
Unfortunately, all the drama and injuries is doing nothing to save the show in the ratings. This week, the show hit a ratings low, with just 5.2 million viewers.
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