Baseball Accident Leaves ‘DWTS’ Host Alfonso Ribeiro With a Concussion
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Well-known Dancing With The Stars host, Alfonso Ribeiro recently had an unexpected run-in with a baseball during his son’s little league game. The incident left him with a concussion, a story he shared on Live with Kelly and Mark.
Alfonso Ribeiro Suffers a Concussion After Baseball Mishap
During the talk show appearance, Ribeiro recounted the incident, which happened when he was standing off to the side, casually inputting someone’s number into his phone. Out of nowhere, a baseball struck him square in the back of the head, catching him completely off guard.
“I got concussed last week,” Ribeiro said. “I was standing off to the side, and I’m putting someone’s number in the phone, and boom, a ball to the back of my head. Right in the back.”
The impact was enough to knock Ribeiro to the ground, leaving him dazed and disoriented. He explained, “I go down,” emphasizing the suddenness of the situation. For the next few days, Ribeiro struggled with the aftereffects of the incident.
He assured everyone that it wasn’t an excuse to laze around but rather the result of an unexpected and powerful hit from the baseball.
Ribeiro is a family man, sharing his life with his wife Angela and their three children, daughter Ava Sue and sons Anders Reyn and Alfonso “AJ” Lincoln. He also has a 20-year-old daughter from his previous marriage to Robin Stapler.
Will Alfonso Ribeiro Continue to Host With a Concussion?
Ribeiro’s story of getting hit in the head by a baseball was certainly a surprising one, but it turns out that accidents might be somewhat common in his family. Not long before his own mishap, his daughter Ava took a serious fall from her scooter, resulting in emergency surgery for injuries to her arms and face.
Ribeiro humorously remarked, “I think it’s in our family,” he explained that they tend to get hurt a lot. Thankfully, Ava is on the mend and displaying her daredevil spirit, although her dad has put a temporary halt to her scooter adventures.
Despite his recent concussion and his family’s accident-prone tendencies, Ribeiro is back on his feet and ready to resume his hosting responsibilities. Fans can look forward to the premiere of DWTS on Tuesday, September 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, while America’s Funniest Home Videos, which he also hosts, will be returning on October 1 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on the same network.