Sad news today, BMX pro and MTV Host, TJ Lavin is intensive care after a terrible crash during a Dew Competition in Las Vegas. The young extreme sports star was rushed to the hospital and is in a coma at an intenstive care unit. Lavin, the host of MTV’s “Real World/Road Rules Challenge” has won several gold medal in several X Games and is only 33 years old.
A spokesperson for his brand sponsor company said, “TJ Lavin is an important member of the Dew Tour family — the Tour, athletes and action sports industry are all keeping him in our thoughts and prayers,” race officials said in a statement.
TJ Lavin’s mom told CNN affiliate KTNV that Lavin broke his eye socket and wrist, and is in a medically-induced coma to reduce swelling on his brain. She said she’s confident her son, a veteran of the pro dirt circuit, will pull through.
TJ Lavin a Sagittarius is a free spirited soul who has always loved adventure and pushing himself to the edge in sports. A talented musician, his friends and family are praying that he will recover from this horrific accident. Astrochicks thoughts and prayers go out to TJ Lavin’s and his family. Wishing him lots of love and healing.