06:12 AM EDT 07/06/2014
Originally posted 01/14/2013 12:30PM
All Hannah Storm wanted to do was cook dinner.
But when the flame on her gas grill blew out – and she reignited the gas – there was an explosion.
"You could trace the path of the flames up my neck," the ESPN SportsCenter anchor tells PEOPLE in its new issue. "I could barely speak I was in such pain."
Storm, 50, suffered first-degree burns to her face and neck, and second degree burns to her hands and chest in the Dec. 11 blast.
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