Challenge’s Nelson Thomas needs to have his foot amputated after a car accident
the challenge‘s Nelson Thomas He faces another obstacle about a year after he was seriously injured in a car accident.
Thomas (35 years old) announced on Sunday, February 11, that he will undergo surgery to amputate his foot on the first anniversary of the accident.
Thomas wrote on Instagram: “March 5, 2023 remains alive in my memory and a constant presence in my thoughts.” “I consciously embrace it as the beginning of a new chapter. By choosing to amputate, I am determined to own March 5 and redefine its importance in my life.
He added: “Get ready, world of amputations! I’m on the way! “I am scheduled to have surgery on March 5, 2024.”
Thomas’ post showed photos of the accident and its aftermath, along with a recording of him discussing the procedure with his doctor.
“I have to ask myself what kind of life I want to live and what kind of life I want to live,” he said in the clip. “I think I’m at peace with it and it’s time.”
The MTV star previously shared a video of himself working out at the gym. “Let’s embrace the challenges, face the storm head-on, and overcome adversity. I will not run away. I will run towards the challenges I face, and leave a lasting impact that people will never forget….” he captioned the post.
In March 2023, Thomas was pulled from a burning car by a Minnesota Vikings player KJ Osborne And three other strangers in Austin, Texas. He suffered an ankle injury during the accident and underwent several surgeries. (Us Weekly It was later confirmed that Thomas was charged with misdemeanor DWI in the incident.)
“The bone has been broken again, and it’s out of place. It’s not healing everything,” Thomas said through tears in an emotional Instagram video in September 2023. “I’ve been in pain for the last couple of weeks, but I thought maybe it was Because I’m tired at work and in the gym. Come to find out where the bones were broken where the screws and plates are. “He did not recover.”
Thomas learned from his doctor that his condition was so severe that he was left with only two options: amputation or ankle fusion surgery, a procedure that brings together the ankle bone as a single unit and is often used for arthritis patients, according to the Cleveland Clinic. . Thomas stated at the time that he would get a second opinion.
The following month, Thomas said that after meeting three specialists, he was going to give stem cell research a chance because he was “scared” of having another procedure. The reality star revealed his plans to go to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to receive treatment before opting for surgery.
“I’ve finally made up my mind about which path I’m going to take. “I want to thank the man upstairs and everyone who has supported me on this journey,” Thomas captioned an Instagram Reel in October 2023. “I am so grateful to Dr. Akhan, and I can’t wait to move forward with this procedure.” . Off to Mexico tomorrow! What is this saying? Viva, viva la Mexico also known as Cabo ✈️🧬.
Thomas began his career in reality television on MTV Are you the chosen one? Keep competing the challengeHe has appeared in nine seasons since 2016. Although he reached the final round twice, he failed to win. Thomas has the dubious distinction of losing 54 daily challenges in a row, the worst streak of any male competitor.