terrible news from Tony Hawk — the skate legend says he broke his leg on Monday…and it’s so bad he may never be 100% back again.
The 53-year-old opened up about the setback in a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday… saying he would do whatever it takes to get back on set – but it won’t be easy.
“Yesterday sucked,” Hawk said. “I broke my elbow 20 years ago and managed to make a full comeback; this recovery for a broken femur will be much more difficult due to its severity (and my age). But I’m ready to Try the challenge.”
We’re told the injury happened while Tony was skating…but it’s unclear exactly what happened.
Tony says there’s a bit of irony surrounding the crash, as it happened just before HBO’s ‘Until The Wheels Fall Off’ was released…a doc that details how and why he continued to skate until you’re 50.
Hawk has already vowed to keep skating until he literally can’t anymore…and says this injury will be the biggest threat to his ability to continue the sport he loves.
Despite the serious injury, Hawk is already planning his comeback… and released incredibly impressive visual proof of it with a photo and video showing him putting weight on the broken leg just a day later!!