8 February 2016Update from Beth
Last night, following a fall whilst in training for The Jump on Saturday, Beth had surgery to fuse fractured vertebrae in her neck and is currently recovering in hospital in Austria.
Beth’s parents, Ann and Jerry, said: "The early medical indications were positive as Beth was able to move her hands and feet, despite being in a lot of discomfort. The medical staff have been fantastic and explained to us that Beth was waiting for an operation as there were more serious cases ahead of her. At 20:00 GMT last night Beth was taken down for surgery where they took a piece of bone from her hip and used it to fuse the two vertebrae that were fractured, along with pinning them together. It was a scary time for all of us and we’re just very grateful that the operation was a success."
From her hospital bed in Austria Beth said: "Thank you so much for your support and concern. The last 48 hours have been very scary but all the messages have really helped to keep me positive. I will keep you updated on my progress.”