Bradley Walsh revealed that he broke his back in three places after being thrown from a bull during an American rodeo.
The leader of Chase, 59, fell and suffered the painful injury while filming his hit series Bradley Walsh and Son: Breaking Dad with his son Barney, 23.
During today’s This Morning episode, the star promised presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that the horrible accident was not as bad as it seems.
Admitting that it was one of his lifelong dreams to ride a bull in an American rodeo, the actor was delighted to participate in a rookie class, but unfortunately they threw him and landed ‘awkwardly’ on his back.
He told ITV viewers: “It sounds a bit more severe than it really is … what happened was that I fell awkwardly, because of me.
“The ambition of my life was to go to a rodeo and they [the show’s crew] He always tells me, Barnes tells me: “What would you like to do, dad?” And I say: ‘I would love to make a detour’, because I love cowboy movies. “
Bradley continued: “And then you have the opportunity to go to the novice class with all the boys and girls and mothers and fathers, because it was a family day.
“And I thought, ‘Yes, I will try that.’ Then, unfortunately, I was a bit wrong.”
After falling from the bull, Bradley was rushed to Southview Hospital in Kettering, Dayton, where he discovered that he had broken his back in three places: his L3 transverse process, his L4 transverse process and his L5 transverse process.
The television legend told the hosts about his rapid recovery and insisted: “I was awake and walking the next day and driving the RV, you have to make an effort and I would never press myself like that.”
The actor, who plays fellow Graham of Jodie Whittaker in Doctor Who, joined his 23-year-old son to create the new Bradley Walsh & Son – Breaking Dad.
The series follows the duo as they take an RV in the United States and participate in some dangerous challenges.
Bradley’s similar son, Barney, made Holly and Phil laugh as he told them how he tried to prevent his father from riding the bull, since he could see the accident happening.
He said: “I did it first and I fell and it really hurt, so I said ‘Dad can’t do it, it really hurts.’ Dad almost tripled my age, and I thought I was going to kill him when he fell off this bull!
“And I tried to catch you and I tried to stop you, right?”
The father and son duo previously discussed how his adventurous show came about when Barney talked about his love for ‘traveling’ and making ‘charity documentaries’.
He previously told viewers of This Morning how his father was surprised to discover that he would drive the 36-foot-long vehicle.
At one point he admitted that they took him too far and an activity made them sick for a few days.
* Bradley and Son: Breaking Dad continues on Wednesdays at 8pm on ITV.
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