Accident While Filming Sends ‘Bachelor’ Peter Ward Into Emergency Surgery

by Christina Marfice
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The new Bachelor is already bringing the drama and his season hasn’t even started yet

Will the next season of The Bachelor be, as host Chris Harrison so often puts it, the most dramatic season ever? All signs point to yes after news broke that the Season 24 star, Peter Weber, was rushed to a hospital while filming in Costa Rica, where he underwent surgery to get 22 stitches in his face.

Details about the incident are pretty sparse, but anonymous sources have told several news outlets that Weber was golfing in Costa Rica when a “freak accident” occurred and he cut his face open on two cocktail glasses he was carrying. He was driven for two hours to a hospital where he could get special care for his injuries.

“It was a two-hour drive from the course to the hospital in San Jose; he got 22 stitches in his face,” a source told Us Weekly. “The reason he traveled for two hours to a hospital was that this specific hospital had a surgeon that specialized in his injuries. He underwent surgery.”

Presumably that means that hospital had a plastic surgeon who would be able to close up Weber’s wounds without leaving any scars behind, because he’s the Bachelor and he needs that attractive mug intact.

As bizarre and scary as this all sounds, Harrison made it seem like not a big deal at all, saying production wasn’t even delayed and that Weber headed out on a date with some of his Bachelor contestants on Tuesday, the day after his surgery.

“Peter suffered a freak accident. He got a cut on his head, he did get stitches but he’s 100% OK and production is already back underway,” Harrison said. “He’s still the dashing, handsome pilot we’ve all dreamed of.”

Well thank goodness for that.

We also know that Weber’s accident did not happen while he was filming a date; according to Us Weekly, his contestants were en route to Costa Rica to join him when the accident happened.

Weber will be the leading man on The Bachelor Season 24 after competing on Hannah Brown’s season. While many have criticized the show for choosing Weber over fan-favorite Mike Johnson, the dashing pilot had already been at the center of some drama before he became the show’s star. Those who watched Hannah’s season will remember that he’s the guy who got the infamous windmill date, where he and Hannah spent the night and did some, um, other activities. That led to the historic and epic slut-shaming blowup that made Hannah finally send the season’s villain, Luke P., packing.

If Weber can keep up that level of drama during his season, fans just might change their tune about him being a safe choice for Bachelor. And by the sound of things so far, his season won’t be boring.

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