"Bachelor in Paradise" alum Dean Unglert was fulfilling one of his lifelong dreams by skiing in the Swiss Alps when things went terribly wrote. He took a nasty fall and ended up in the hospital, where he shared the full story of how it all went down.
"All my life i’ve dreamt about skiing the swiss alps. how could you not? they’re huge and beautiful and have some of the best snow in the world. today, however, was not my day. i was sending just a liiiiitle too hard and took a nasty spill which ultimately put me here. and since this is probably going to be the only pic i get in switzerland, i figured i gotta post it," he said.
The swiss mountain rescue blew my mind today. it took me about an hour to flag someone down for help but once i did," he continued. "I was airborne and in surgery in less than an hour. a dislocated hip and fractured femur put 4 screws and a plate in my leg but things could have been so much worse and for that i am extremely grateful!
:looks like i’ll be celebrating xmas in a hospital bed this year," he concluded.
Unglert captured the aftermath of the accident on his Instagram Story. It started with a few posts of himself promoting some of the gear he was wearing, and then it cut to him laying in the snow injured.
"I just fell, I'm 99% sure I dislocated my hip," he said. "Hopefully ski patrol is on their way...there's birds circling above, probably ready to feed on my carcass."
Fans were quick to offer their well wishes.
"Deannnnnn!! Wow!! Well you live on the edge of life with all that you do, so if you are going to go down on skis or ski, why not do it all the way? In a bed, in the hospital, recovering from surgery!! Hoping your girl is by your side while you recover!! Take good care!!!" one said.
"Oh no. Hope you heal quickly! Take car and Merry Christmas. Your positivity is inspirational," another wrote.
"Oh noooo I’m so sorry to hear this! Glad you still have your positive attitude intact. Prayers for a speedy recovery, all part of the adventure," a third replied.