The Turtleman (aka Ernie Brown, Jr.) had a shattered bone and a sore chest as a result of a tragic accident.
The star of Call of the Wildman was hurt while chopping down a tree limb, as he revealed on a Facebook Live filmed in the hospital on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. He said he shattered his arm and has been suffering from chest issues since the dangerous misstep.
The Turtleman may have also had a heart attack, according to a new rumor. However, the actor hasn’t said anything to that effect. What happened? Is the Turtleman going to be okay?
What happened to the Turtleman?
“I got one broken bone, and that’s in my arm. You can see my shoulder there. I’m hurting in my chest,” The Turtleman explained in a Facebook Live. “I got hit by a tree limb about as big as my leg. I was cutting a tree. The tree fell perfectly. And all of a sudden, bam! It hit me across the neck and shoulders.”
“I broke that limb in two, I’ll tell you that right now. Knocked me out for two minutes, but I got that limb. I don’t know who won. I think it was a draw,” he said. “It was one of my hardest hits — again. Except for the bull. This is the top one now, it beat the bull. It beat the car wreck and my chainsaw cut.”
Painkillers have been administered to the Turtleman. He underwent X-rays as well. At this time, more information concerning the accident is difficult to come by. It’s unclear when the Turtleman will be released from the hospital, or where he’ll be admitted.
The Turtleman’s accident sparked a new wave of heart attack rumors
In the Facebook Live video, the Turtleman expresses his gratitude for Turtlefans, saying,
I just want to thank everybody. I love you all Turtlefans with all my heart. I hope you all love me as much as I love you all. Just please keep praying for me, please.
Around the same time, a new wave of tales alleging the Turtleman died of a heart attack began to gain hold. Speculation and speculations regarding Turtleman’s death have surfaced on social media a few times over the years, however, any reports of his demise are false.
The Turtleman shot to fame with his role on ‘Call of the Wildman.’
In the fall of 2011, Animal Planet premiered Call of the Wildman. The reality TV show, which stars The Turtleman, Neal James, and others, gives a realistic representation of Turtleman’s life and strange escapades in his hometown of Lebanon, Kentucky.
In the fall of 2014, Call of the Wildman was canceled after only three seasons. In 2012, Animal Planet aired a special called Call of the Wildman: The Beast of Special.