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TJ Lavin home from the hospital after October BMX accident

11/16/2010 by Kristina Lopez

MTV "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" TJ Lavin has been released from the hospital a month after a BMX stunt went awry in Las Vegas on October 14 and initially left the biker with brain swelling and a broken wrist.

"He is now walking, talking, eating on his own and is getting his sense of humor back," Lavin's mother Barbara Lavin said in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Sunday. He has some eye issues and balance issues, but as the swelling goes down, we hope they will go away."

"We would like to thank the EMTs, doctors, nurses and therapists who have worked so hard and taken such great care of him," she added.

Lavin was put into a medically induced coma at University Medical Center in Las Vegas after his accident, according to MTV, which occurred while he was riding at the Dew Tour Event. Lavin lost control of his bike on a dirt course while performing a mid-air stunt.

It was reported in late October that Lavin was making progress after his accident, walking and talking.

Lavin, 33, is a Las Vegas native and began a career in BMX racing during the 90s, competing in the X-Games. He has served as the host of MTV's reality competition show since the 2005-2006 season.

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