'Man vs. Wild' Host Injured in Antarctic Adventure
Bear Grylls has been injured in Antarctica during a charity expedition and will return to the UK to seek medical attention.
Grylls is the host of the popular adventure show 'Man vs. Wild' on the Discovery Channel, although his injury was sustained as part of an expedition unrelated to the series.
Adventurer and TV show host Bear Grylls injured his shoulder in Antarctica during an expedition to raise money for an international charity, the Discovery Channel said Sunday.
Grylls was injured Friday night after falling during the expedition, which was not for the Discovery Channel, according to the network's statement.
The statement said that Grylls is returning to the UK to receive medical attention.
Grylls, 34, is the host of Discovery's "Man vs. Wild" in which he demonstrates extreme measures -- including eating snakes and insects -- used to survive in harsh environmental conditions.
In his blog, Grylls said the aim of his expedition in Antarctica -- sponsored by Ethanol Venture -- is "to promote alternative energies and their potential."