Nicole Eggert denies diving accident: 'I am not in the hospital'
Nicole Eggert took to her official Twitter page to clear up reports that she has been hospitalized following a diving accident on the set of the reality diving competition series "Splash."
"Thnx 4 all the love but I am not in the hospital nor was I in a diving accident," Eggert Tweeted on Friday, April 19. "Just have swelling and bruising on my back and kidney's. xo."
It is unclear if she was ever in the hospital. In a Tweet on Thursday, April 18, Eggert wrote, "The ER is always fun."
A spokesperson for "Splash" confirmed that Eggert had been injured on the set of the show earlier this week.
"We can confirm that Nicole Eggert was injured after a bad landing during a 'Splash' taping earlier this week. She is currently consulting with a doctor," a spokesperson for the show told OTRC.com in a statement on Friday, April 19.
The 41-year-old former "Baywatch" star, who is a frontrunner in the competition, is not the first contestant to suffer an injury on the show. "Chelsea Lately" personality Chuy Bravo dropped out of the competition early on after he fractured his heel while training for the competition. He will return to the show on April 30 as an assistant to Dive Master and coach Greg Louganis.
Bravo Tweeted to Eggert on Friday and wrote, "@NicoleEggert ur a strong sexy mama!!"
Katherine Webb, a model and Miss Alabama USA 2012, dropped out of the show earlier this week after her physician advised her to withdraw from the competition. In early April, Kendra Wilkinson, a former girlfriend of Playboy's Hugh Hefner who stars with her husband and son on her own E! reality show, quit the diving show after failing to complete a dive.
In that same episode, it was revealed that professional skier, Rory Bushfield, ruptured an ear drum while training for his dive with Wilkinson. Bushfield is still in the competition.
"Splash" airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.