3-time figure skating world champion hurt while performing in Hamilton
Posted: May 07, 2017 1:27 PM ET
Last Updated: May 07, 2017 2:02 PM ET
Canadian Olympian and figure skating legend Elvis Stojko suffered an apparent head injury during a performance on Saturday in Hamilton.
Stojko, a three-time world champion, was performing in a Stars On Ice event at FirstOntario Centre when the injury occurred.
Elvis Stojko hit his head pic.twitter.com/uVo9Hb3KqW
The two-time Olympic silver medallist fell during an attempted double axel and struck his head on the ice.
Stojko was down for several moments but was able to wave to the crowd before leaving the ice for treatment.
Stars on Ice producer Byron Allen said in a statement that Stojko was helped off the ice, but under his own power.
“An ambulance took him to Juravinski Hospital for evaluation,” Byron said. “He was accompanied by his wife Gladys and the tour physiotherapist.”
Allen says doctors diagnosed Stojko as concussion-free, at which point he was released.
Many skating fans took to social media to wish Stojko a speedy recovery.
P.S. I hope you’re OK this morning. 🙈 pic.twitter.com/RZd3FFBicz
#ElvisStojko before a nasty fall at Stars on Ice tonight. He left by ambulance but was conscious at the time. Quick recovery