Comedian Kim Byung-man Injured in Skydiving Accident in U.S.

  • By Chae Min-gi

    July 24, 2017 10:34

    Kim Byung-man

    Comedian Kim Byung-man suffered a spinal fracture while skydiving in the U.S.

    Kim's agency said on Friday that he was involved in an accident while training for a skydiving license to represent Korea. "He was injured due to a sudden change of wind direction as he was landing," the agency said.

    Lifeguards and U.K. military personnel on the scene gave Kim first aid to prevent further damage, and he was taken to a hospital. An examination revealed a spinal fracture but no nerve damage.

    After surgery and a recovery period of one to two weeks, Kim will return to Korea. A full recovery is expected to take about two months.

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