Tony Hawk Returns To Skateboarding Despite Injury
Tony Hawk has returned to his skateboard despite suffering a broken femur just two weeks ago.
The 53-year-old icon took to social media to share a short video of himself skating away from the alleged site of his injury.
“This is right where I slammed. Right here,” he said. “This is where I discovered my leg was broken exactly two weeks ago. I’m now going to skate away from this area…”
Hawk proceeded to smoothly skate to the other side of the room, to the sound of Possessed To Skate by Suicidal Tendencies.
Revealing that since his injury he had been invited to present an Oscar at the Academy Awards, Hawk admitted that he had no intention of using crutches at the ceremony.
“I don’t plan to crutch my way across the stage,” he wrote in the caption. “Hopefully you’re not watching the 4K feed so you won’t see me grimacing with each step.”
Hawk also said that he fully intended to skate during an event in Las Vegas in May.
“I am not defying doctors’ orders by doing so,” he assured fans. “I realize I might not be 100% trick/power capacity by that time. But I have a lot of grit… and many 80’s tricks as backup.”
A new HBO documentary – Until The Wheels Fall – which focuses on Hawk’s life, career and love of skateboarding, is due to release on April 5.
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