Apparently ABC is really committing to making next season of The Bachelor the most dramatic ever, because Peter Weber had to make a little trip to the emergency room in the middle of filming. Yesterday, during a break from filming, Peter was playing golf in Costa Rica, when there was a little accident. According to reports, he was stepping onto the golf cart when he slipped and fell, with his face smashing into two cocktail glasses he was holding.
Peter was rushed to the hospital, which was apparently a two-hour drive from the golf course, and ended up needing 22 stitches in his face. That’s like, a large number of stitches, which leads me to believe that Peter’s face is looking pretty gnarly. People actually reported that Peter needed “emergency surgery” for his injuries, but other outlets are just reporting the stitches. Do stitches count as surgery? Please debate in the comments below.
Obviously, getting injured is rough for Peter, but the other problem here is that he’s in the middle of filming a TV show that runs on a tight schedule. This whole incident went down a day before the remaining contestants on Peter’s Bachelor season were scheduled to arrive in Costa Rica, so this is essentially a big mess.
At this point, we’re unsure whether or not filming will have to be delayed due to Peter’s injury, but ABC isn’t going to be able to hide the fact that their leading man had to have his face sewn back together. Is Peter just going to look like Frankenstein’s monster for the second half of the season? That might at least make him interesting. Mike Fleiss and his henchmen must have sensed that we were all disappointed with the anticlimactic fence jump last season, so this year, they’re bringing us the cocktail-glass-face-smash. I’m excited already.
Radar Online was the first to reveal Peter’s injury, and their anonymous source said that Peter is “pulling through” after the accident. I guess this is good news, even though I was never really worried that he wouldn’t make it. The source did add that “everyone is worried about production,” which could mean that Peter’s injuries are kind of serious, or it could mean absolutely nothing. Radar Online is the same site that famously got involved in Puppy-Gate on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, so I’ve learned to take their anonymous sources with a grain of salt.
Whether Peter needs a few days off or not, hopefully the women on The Bachelor still like him even with a jacked-up face. Maybe this is ABC’s plan to see who’s really there for the right reasons? But actually, I hope Peter is okay, because it’s seriously going to mess up my TV schedule if the new season can’t premiere in January as scheduled. We’re rooting for you, Pilot Pete!