Author Laurie Gelman Breaks Pelvis in "Freak Ski Accident"

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Author Laurie Gelman Breaks Pelvis in "Freak Ski Accident"
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Novelist Laurie Gelman got an unfortunate surprise on her birthday this year.

On Thursday, April 8, Michael Gelman, her husband and the executive producer of Live With Kelly and Ryan, took to Instagram to share a health update about Laurie, who broke her pelvis earlier this month during a ski accident on a trip to Park City, Utah.

In Michael's carousel of photos, Laurie can be seen getting strapped into a stretcher on the mountain, resting in a hospital bed and sitting in a wheelchair while holding crutches.

"@lauriegelman health update," Michael captioned it. "Safely recovering after breaking her pelvis in a freak ski accident at Park City. Feeling better every day. 6 week recovery, but thankfully no surgery."

He also included a shout-out to Laurie's next novel, Yoga Pant Nation, which hits shelves in July. "Thank you to the Park City Ski Patrol, everyone at University of Utah Hospital for taking such good care of her, and for all the well wishes from everyone," he continued. "What a way to spend your birthday! Plenty of time to write and rest up for the release of her new book 'Yoga [Pant] Nation'!"

Famous Freak Accidents

On April 4, the day that Laurie turned 57, she had posted a stretcher photo similar to ones Michael shared. "Happy birthday to me! #cracked pelvis," wrote the author, who shares two children with Michael. "Stupid accident on a catwalk! Like turning 57 isn't enough of an FU!"

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Among the famous friends wishing her a speedy recovery was Howie Mandel, who has previously served as a Live guest co-host and sent well-wishes on behalf of himself and wife Terry. "Omg Laurie," the America's Got Talent judge posted. "Terry and I send our thoughts and prayers."

Jerry O'Connell, another previous Live guest host, wrote, "Get better LG!"