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.


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.