TJ Lavin Remains In Critical Condition After Bike Crash
TJ Lavin, BMX star and host of MTV’s The Challenge series, is currently in a medically induced coma after suffering brain bleeding from a BMX accident in Las Vegas Thursday evening.
His friend and business partner Chas Aday told MTV News that the pro BMX biker and host of MTV’s Challenge competition shows said Lavin was put into a medically induced coma because he sustained bleeding in his brain. He also sustained an orbital fracture on his eye and a fractured right wrist. Contrary to reports, Lavin did not fracture his rib cage.
“I keep seeing that, but he doesn’t have any broken ribs,” Aday said.
He added that the longtime racer would also want to assure his fans that he’s going to pull through. “He’ll be OK and back to it,” Aday said. “He’s a fighter.” [MTV]
Lavin lost control of his bike and was knocked unconscious when the bike wrecked after a stunt for the The Dew Tour at the Vegas Hard Rock. This show was supposed to be the last for TJ before his retirement. Best wishes and prayers to TJ Lavin, his family, friends, and fans.