Associated Press, Published March 28 2013
Comedian Louie Anderson says he's still hurting from diving mishap on TV show ‘Splash'
Anderson, who weighs more than 400 pounds, was trying to do a flip from the 5-meter board when he slammed into the water, landing on his face and chest.
“If I were lying down right now, you would have to help me up,” the 60-year-old Anderson said Wednesday. “It's been almost a week and it still hurts almost as much.”
Anderson, who skipped diving practice Tuesday night to take the stage in Sioux Falls, S.D., for a show benefiting the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy, said he asked the “Splash” staff after the accident if he was suffering internal bleeding or damage but was told no.
“They said, ‘That's your abs. You've never worked them,’” Anderson joked. “The last time I worked them was when I was struggling to get out of my mother. That was it, and I haven't worked them since.”