Bodybuilding legend Bill Pearl is recovering from back surgery after a scary accident involving a riding mower
Bill Pearl, 91, had a dangerous accident when he overturned his Craftsman riding mower.
legend of bodybuilding Bill Pearl achieved great success during his stage career. At 91, Pearl remains active in retirement and enjoys doing daily chores to continue living a healthy life. Recently Pearl was working outdoors and had a frightening accident that left him face down under his Craftmans riding mower.
A recent Facebook post told the story of the accident. Pearl was working outside when her riding mower got stuck in the grass. After backing her up, the mower rolled over and landed on Pearl’s back. After the call for help, the clipper was removed from Pearl’s back with no further damage. At the hospital, x-rays revealed that Pearl suffered from broken backs and needed surgery.
Bill Pearl has recovered from his operation and will soon be able to return home.
“The article I just published was prepared by Bill on Tuesday morning. It had rained the night before, but the sun was out, and he decided to go up the hill and mow around the barn. He was using the smaller Craftsman riding mower and it got stuck on a squirrel mound, so he put it upside down to back out of it and it kind of jumped off, and being close to an embankment, rolled over the edge and came to rest against the barn, on Bill’s back.
Bill Pearl began competing on stage in 1952 and enjoyed great success from the start. During his career, Pearl has won several Mr. Universe titles, as well as Mr. America and Mr. USA. In his last Mr. Universe win, Pearl defeated the likes of Frank Zane and Sergio Oliva.
Pearl retired from competition in 1971 but continued to make appearances until 1989. He also wrote numerous fitness books and continued his passion and love for bodybuilding even in retirement.
“After X-rays, a cat scan and an MRI, a neurologist determined that he had a compression fracture of his t-10 vertebrae, among other things.
he was due for surgery the next day. he endured six hours of very complicated surgery and praise the lord, he is resting uncomfortably in the hospital, and should be home in a few days.
it may be a while before he can sit at a computer again, but he will be back!!! we have many friends and family to thank for their prayers and well wishes, we are very grateful.
Bill Pearl continues to lead an active life at 91 and nothing will change that. he is expected to recover and will be able to do so from the comfort of his own home.
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