"I slammed on my back on the bottom of the barrel. Right when I slammed, I felt a snap in my lower back, right on my spine.”
Only one month ago, the sexy powerlifter turned Only Fans star Nathan Florence was rushed to hospital by guy-pal Kai Lenny after a wipeout during a twenty-foot day at Jaws, also known as Peahi, a wild outer reef on the island of Maui.
“I got picked up and I fell through the barrel. I fell a lot longer than I thought,” said Florence. “After the initial impact, I got sucked up and fell again. As I was falling, I was pulling my vest. I just fell a lot farther than I thought and my body was in a weird position. I just slammed on my back on the bottom of the barrel, which is just hard water. Right when I slammed, I just felt kind of a snap in my lower back, right on my spine.”
Florence’s account is harrowing, the viewer feeling the crack of vertebrae and resultant jump of his pulse as x-rays are taken.
Now, Florence has taken to social media to credit his powerlifting routine for saving him from a life in a wheelchair.
“Deadlifts are to thank, I believe,” Florence told the oft-controversial adult learner website The Inertia.
In the latest instalment of his wildly popular vlog, the twenty eight year old breaks down the wave, the wipeout, accident and his rehab program.