Top Chef's Justin Sutherland shares terrifying photo of severe facial injury after he fell off a boat INTO a propeller | The Sun

TOP Chef star Justin Sutherland gave fans an update on his condition after falling and cutting his face on a boat propeller.

The reality star is on the mend following the incident, showing off the recovery process in a scary snap.


On Monday, Justin took to Instagram to show off his injury.

The professional chef posted a close-up photo of himself, showcasing a large gash and stitches across his face.

He captioned the post: "'The pain means you're alive. The scars mean you've survived.'

"A 'few' more surgeries to go…#comingbackstrongerthanbefore #thelongroad."

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Friends and fans flocked to the comments to wish him well.

One wrote: "Chef wishing you prompt recovery."

Another commented: "Swift recovery my friend!!"

Someone else wrote: "Sending light and love my brother…..you have so much more to do and share with the world. Grateful that you are still with us."

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He suffered lacerations and broken bones as a resultCredit: Instagram/@chefjustinsutherland

Justin suffered the injury earlier this month.

TRAGEDY STRIKES

The accident occurred on July 3 with the news shared via a statement posted to his Instagram account.

It read: "He is recovering and in good spirits.

"He will be off the radar for a little bit while he makes a full recovery."

The statement concluded: "At this time his family asks for privacy, but please send him positive thoughts and prayers."

Monday's Instagram post marked his first time showing the extent of the injury.

After sharing the initial news of the accident, Justin's Instagram featured another post revealing that family and friends had put together a fundraiser for him.

The post read: "7/7/22 Day of Hope for @chefjustinsutherland We will be donating 100% of sales to help with Justin's medical bills.

"As many of you know, Justin was in a tragic boating accident on July 3, leaving him with severe life-threatening injuries. Unfortunately, like so many in our hospitality industry, he does not have health insurance.

"Justin has stood with our Hope family during some of our most trying times over the past few years — helping to feed those affected with food insecurity throughout the pandemic. Now it’s our turn to stand with him."

The post included a link to a GoFundMe, which included some gruesome details about the accident.

SCARY DETAILS

The GoFundMe reveals: "On Sunday, July 3rd, like many Minnesotans, Justin was enjoying a day off, boating on the water with friends. Of course, he was the 'Captain' and of course, he had to wear an official captain's hat. 

"While piloting his boat, Justin’s hat blew off. He tried to grab it, hit a wave, and was knocked off the boat.

"He fell into the water near the motor, and the propeller did a number on his head and left arm. His arm is broken, but his grip remains strong and there appears to be no nerve damage.

It continued: "His jaw is severely broken, but doctors are optimistic that with several more surgeries he will be grinning in no time.

"In addition to his broken bones, he sustained many lacerations, but with plastic surgery, they will become a reminder of his survival story. 

"The great news is, he is going to be fine. With some time, he will possibly be better than fine. He is adding more character to the face we know and love, and the most important news, his beard is intact."

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Justin appeared on season 16 of Top Chef and is also the winner of Iron Chef America.

He is host of TruTV's Fast Foodies and is set to serve as a judge on Food Network's Kitchen Crash, which premieres on July 12.


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