Tony Hawk suffered a serious accident while skateboarding on Monday and says he may never get back to 100% again. The 53-year-old opened up about the setback in a lengthy Instagram post “Yesterday sucked. I broke my elbow 20 years ago and managed to make a full comeback; this recovery for a broken femur will be much harder because of its severity (and my age). But I’m up for the challenge,” he began. Tony says there’s a bit of irony surrounding the accident, as it happened right before the release of HBO’s Until The Wheels Fall Off a doc that details how and why he’s continued to skate into his 50s.
Yesterday sucked. I broke my elbow 20 years ago and managed to make a full comeback; this broken femur recovery will take longer but I’m up for the challenge.
Strangely ironic that it happened on the eve of @HBO releasing a trailer for “Until The Wheels Fall Off,” @samjones’ doc pic.twitter.com/xeVwwtQjVb
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) March 9, 2022