Talk about a speedy recovery. 53-year-old skateboard icon Tony Hawk is not only back on his feet just two weeks after breaking his femur, he actually returned to the halfpipe where the accident happened to take his first ride. Unbelievable:
Exactly two weeks ago, I broke my femur in this very spot on my ramp. Here are some updates that have transpired during that time:
I have been invited to present an Oscar at the Academy Awards (!?), greatly expediting my wishful timeline for walking unaided. In other words, I don’t plan to crutch my way across the stage. Hopefully you’re not watching the 4K feed so you won’t see me grimacing with each step. And thanks to Gucci for providing clothes to my wife and I for the occasion since we don’t have a closet full of Oscar-appropriate apparel.
The Pollen Weekend Jam in Vegas is very much still on. It starts on May 12 (coincidence? Actually, yes) and I plan to skate during our legends jam that night. I am not defying doctors’ orders by doing so, and I realize I might not be at 100% trick / power capacity by that time. But I have a lot of grit… and many 80’s tricks as backup.
Until the wheels fall off,
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