10:57 AM EDT 12/11/2013
Originally posted 12/10/2013 08:00PM
Gold medalist Evan Lysacek was emotional as he revealed on the Today show on Tuesday that he won't be setting his sights on the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, in February.
"It's very difficult for me to say that, but my road to Sochi ends here," the figure skater told Matt Lauer.
The 28-year-old has been dogged by injuries since winning gold in Vancouver in 2010, and has been undergoing rehab and physical therapy since tearing a labrum in his left hip earlier this year.
"The pain has become in recent weeks unmanageable," he admitted, adding that his doctor warned him that the pain would only get worse and he could be doing permanent damage if he continued training.
Originally posted 11/27/2013 10:25AM
The Comeback Kid remains confident.
After partially tearing her ACL in a training accident on Nov. 19, downhill racing champ Lindsey Vonn told Today that she is guardedly optimistic she'll be ready to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics, which begins in just 72 days.
"I'm confident it's going to be okay," the 2010 gold medalist, 29, told Matt Lauer about her knee. "At this point, that's all I can do, is stay positive. I'm kind of out of options at this point. I hope I can continue racing."
Originally posted 11/22/2013 05:00PM
Lindsey Vonn might have been knocked down during a crash on the ski slopes of Colorado on Tuesday, but don't count her out.
The Olympic downhill racing champ posted an update on her Facebook page on Friday telling fans that she hoped to be back on her skis very soon.
"Rehab is going well and I am working as hard as I can to race in Lake Louise in a few weeks," she wrote.
Originally posted 11/19/2013 03:55PM
Reigning Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn crashed Tuesday while training for her return to racing following major knee surgery.
"Lindsey crashed earlier this morning while training at Copper Mountain in Colorado. She was not admitted to the hospital and is currently being evaluated by Dr. Sterett back in Vail," her rep tells PEOPLE.
"We expect to have clarity on the situation in the next 24 hours. We will provide updates when we know more and appreciate your patience."
Originally posted 11/15/2013 09:30AM
His jaw may be broken, but Zac Efron still has the rest of his body to think about.
Just four days after slipping on a puddle and getting stitches, the buff That Awkward Moment star, 26, was spotted working out in Venice, Calif., on Thursday evening.
"He looked great," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "But it was all business. He was concentrating on hitting the weights hard."
Originally posted 11/14/2013 06:30PM
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti says doctors have told him he can no longer race because of injuries from an IndyCar crash last month.
Franchitti fractured his spine, broke his right ankle and suffered a concussion in the Oct. 6 crash at Houston. The accident occurred on the last lap, when his car made contact with another car and went sailing into a fence.
The 40-year-old underwent two surgeries on his ankle and recently returned home to Scotland to recover.
Franchitti Tweeted a statement on Thursday, calling it "a sad day but I'm eternally grateful."
Originally posted 11/14/2013 11:45AM
Jake Gyllenhaal was sent to the emergency room after punching a mirror on the Los Angeles set of his new film Nightcrawler Wednesday morning.
"Jake flipped out," a Nightcrawler source tells PEOPLE. "His character was looking into a mirror during the scene and punched the mirror in anger and broke it, cutting himself so bad he had to be taken to a hospital."
And while a source close to Gyllenhaal, 32, confirms the actor received stitches in the emergency room, the source says the reason for the incident was nothing more than a moment in character during an intense scene after an 18-hour day.
Originally posted 11/12/2013 07:15PM
Just when things were looking up for Zac Efron, the handsome actor suffered another setback.
The recently rehabbed Parkland star, 26, broke his jaw on Sunday at his Los Angeles-area home, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
The insider also confirms that Efron, who slipped on a puddle, has his mouth wired shut and received stitches from a gash he suffered. Plans to promote upcoming film That Awkward Moment have been postponed.
Originally posted 10/23/2013 07:30AM
Thousands of lip-dub videos are uploaded to YouTube every day, and we wouldn't be surprised to hear that a few hundred are dedicated to covering Katy Perry's hit song "Roar."
But this video is different. It celebrates the deeper meaning behind Perry's song and proves that a bunch of children can be brave, strong and beat the odds – and have fun while they're at it.
Originally posted 08/14/2013 10:35AM
Tameka Foster says she doesn't blame her ex-husband Usher for a pool accident that sent her oldest son to the hospital on Aug. 5. But she is angry that it happened when he was away and she was not there to protect the boy herself.
Speaking to Good Morning America's Dan Abrams on Wednesday, Foster, 42, recounted the dreaded phone call she got from Usher, 34, saying it brought her back to the moment when she lost her son Kile Glover last year in a jet ski accident on Georgia's Lake Lanier.
"I said, 'I've had this call before,' " Foster said Wednesday. "I didn't blame him for it. I was just angry that it happened on his watch. Never have my children been injured on my watch."
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