DANCING On Ice star Steph Reid said getting ready for props week was “tough” as she shared a photo of herself icing her leg with frozen peas.
The 37-year-old Paralympic track and field athlete tweeted yesterday to let fans know about her workout and showed off her sore leg.
Sharing a photo of her limb covered in frozen peas, she wrote, “You know it’s been a tough week when frozen peas came along!”
Steph’s figure skating partner Andy Buchanan shed some light on her injury by commenting on the post.
The Canadian athlete wrote: “I think you might have my fingerprints in a bruised leg under those polka dots.”
DOI fans also shared their well wishes with Steph and wished her a speedy recovery.
“Take care @RunJumpStefReid, a pack of frozen peas does a great job with ice 😀,” wrote one.
A viewer wrote, “Aooo get well soon!! I’m rooting for you 💗💗”.
“Get well soon,” wrote another. Despite fans’ concern, Steph insisted that she use frozen peas for “serving”.
The sports star responded to the concerns and wrote: “I’m fine! Just maintenance 😉”.
Last month, Steph opened up about the horrific moment when she lost her leg in a boating accident when she was a teenager on holiday in Canada.
At the age of only 15, her life changed completely when she fell off a rubber ring tied to a boat that was speeding across the lake.
Recalling the moment it happened, Steph previously told Mirror: “I was underwater for what seemed like a long time, and when I finally reached the surface, out of breath, I didn’t feel any pain.
“My first thought was, ‘I’m lucky. I’m not going to tell my mom what happened!” Then I noticed that the water around me was red, everyone on the boat was going crazy, and I knew something was wrong.
“Although I couldn’t see my injuries underwater, the propeller hit my right leg, buttocks and lower back. I didn’t know it, but he almost cut me in half.
“What I knew was that there was too much blood. I couldn’t feel my right leg and thought I was going to die.”
Steph was taken to the hospital and the doctors did everything they could to save her life.
As a result of the accident, the Dancing on Ice star had to amputate his right leg below the knee.
Steph has had a very successful career as an athlete.
She competed for Canada at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, winning the bronze medal in the women’s 200 meters.
In 2010 she began representing Great Britain and at the 2012 Games won three silver medals in sprint and middle distance.
Now the star has changed his sneakers to skates.
Steph is one of the celebrities who took part in the fourteenth series of ITV’s Dancing on Ice, and viewers praised her efforts on the ice on Twitter.
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