Tailbone Injury Hall of Fame

Burt Reynolds (1972)

Burt Reynolds The actor Burt Reynolds injured his tailbone doing a stunt going over a waterfall during the filming of Deliverance "I went over the falls and the first thing that happened I hit a rock and cracked my tailbone, and to this day it hurts."

Audley Harrison (2014)

Audley Harrison Olympic gold medal winning boxer Audley Harrison wrote on twitter "Holy macaroni... u wouldn't believe the pain an injured coccyx (tailbone) can give. I just had treatment with my doc & WOW"

Miley Cyrus (2012)

Miley Cyrus Actress and singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus injured her tailbone. She went on twitter and said: "cracked my tail bone doing a front flip… on to the couch. thats like when i tripped over a pillow and broke my arm. #onlyme"

Tyson Chandler (2012)

Tyson Chandler Professional basketball player Tyson Chandler, who plays for the New York Knicks fell while playing against the Mavericks, and hurt both wrists and his tailbone. "This is the worst I felt all season,'' said Chandler. "I had a rough night. I came down awkwardly."

Rupal Tyagi (2012)

Rupal Tyagi Indian TV star Rupal Tyagi injured her tailbone while working on a promotional shoot for the show Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke. While coming down the stairs, Rupal lost her balance and fell down from the stairs.

Maria Bello (2011)

Maria Bello ER actress Maria Bello broke her tailbone while snowboarding. She was on holiday in Sun Valley, Idaho with her nine-year-old son Jackson Blue when she fell and badly injured her tailbone.

Andréas Klöden (2007)

Andréas Klöden Professional cyclist Andréas Klöden, who finished second in the 2004 Tour de France, crashed on the fifth stage of the 2007 Tour and injured his coccyx. He was taken to hospital for a scan, and told that he had a hairline fracture of the coccyx. He had injured his coccyx three years before. Despite his injury, he continued to race in the 2007 Tour.

Kim Clijsters (2006)

Kim Clijsters Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters had to stop playing tennis for some days with a bruised tailbone suffered when she took a header over her Great Dane. "Very silly," she wrote on her blog. "While I was playing football at home with [boyfriend] Brian ... and the dogs, I tripped over Diesel—the biggest one—and fell badly."

Marina Sirtis (1992)

Marina Sirtis Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation) broke her tailbone while shooting the episode "Power Play". She was doing her own stunt in a scene where the crew is thrown backward by an energy force.

Author: Jon Miles

Updated 2019-08-22

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