Tony Hawk Recovering After Half-Pipe Wipeout

By Olsen Ebright
|  Monday, Jul 26, 2010  |  Updated 7:45 PM CDT
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Tony Hawk Recovering After Half-Pipe Wipeout

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June 24, 1998: Tony Hawk grabs his skateboard vertical as he jumps from the ramp during the X-Games in San Diego. (Credit: Tom Hauck/Allsport)

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Tony Hawk was recovering at UC Irvine Trauma Center after a taking a spill during a weekend half-pipe demo in Anaheim.

The skating legend suffered a sheared pelvis with a severe hematoma, according to his website:

Tony took a hard fall Saturday at the Downtown Disney demo and left by ambulance. Many people have been expressing their concern, and Tony wanted to say thanks to everyone for the well wishes. Tony continues to post updates on his Twitter feed.

"I will no longer take walking for granted. Just took a 20-foot stroll around the room; it might as well had been 20 miles. Waaah," he tweeted.

Video of the spill has been posted online:

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