Billy Bush In Hospital After Being Hit In Head By Golf Ball
TV Journalist Billy Bush continues to have a rough 2017. The 46-year-old is currently recuperating from being struck in the head by a golf ball at Los Angeles's Cedars-Sinai Hospital.
Selfies With A Fallen Star
Bush took to social media to showcase the entire ordeal in three photos. In one photo, he had a quizzical look as a Cedars-Sinai Hospital employee is preparing him to receive an IV. The second selfie showed that he looked exhausted from the whole ordeal. The last photo showcased a more hopeful Bush posing with one of his nurses.
"FORE!! Thanks nurse Katrina, Jovi, Jenn, Mercy @Cedarssinal for the care, the bed, the ice. I think I dodged a bullet...but sadly not a golf ball," Bush wrote on Instagram.
Bush tried to make light of the serious situation by inviting his followers to leave their jokes and added the hashtag: "put me down for par." The Instagram post received more than a thousand likes.
Several of Mr. Bush's followers flooded his social media channel with well wishes.
"Feel better, Billy," wrote one user. "Hope things turn around for you."
"I hope that you get better soon and glad that you are doing okay," Another user wrote.
Cedars-Sinai Hospital also responded to Bush's post with the statement with "Stay strong" and a muscle emoji.
Bush's Rough Months
Bush's latest mishap could not have come at a worst possible time. The former Access Hollywood and Today host's accident happened after months of being separated from Sydney Davis, his wife of almost 20 years. Both Bush and Davis have three daughters: 19-year-old Josie, 16-year-old Mary, and 12-year-old Lillie.
In addition to his split with his wife, Bush has struggled to get his career back up and running. He found himself in the center of a vast scandal after a Access Hollywood tape was leaked to the public. The infamous tape showed the then-Access Hollywood host laughing as then-presidential candidate Donald Trump made degrading statements about several women in the entertainment industry
The National Broadcast Company originally suspended Bush on Oct. 9, 2016, before officially terminating him on Oct. 17, 2016. Bush was a loyal member of the NBC family when he first joined Access Hollywood in 2001 as a correspondent before being named main anchor of the entertainment news program in 2004. Bush left the show in 2016, where he became a part of the Today Show anchor team.