Theo Campbell, one of the stars of MTV’s The Challenge, suffered a gruesome eye injury that has left him without vision in one eye. According to Campbell, he has undergone two surgeries after a champagne cork accident.
“So yeah basically 2 eye surgeries later after a really unfortunate accident, I’ve lost all vision in my right eye as it got split in half, who would have thought a champagne cork would be the end of me,” Campbell wrote on Instagram. “But I still have 1 eye left, looking at the bright side of things.”
Campbell was also a contestant on UK’s Love Island.
His girlfriend, 24-year-old Kaz Crossley, who was also on Love Island, said that Campbell was struck in the eye while partying in the Spanish island of Ibiza when someone popped a bottle of champagne near his eye.
“I currently have 7 stitches in my eye (gross) and the doctors say it’s unlikely I’ll see properly again, they done a good job saving it as they said I might loose my whole eye to begin with,” Campbell tweeted. “But Im hopeful and don’t want to believe my eye is gone forever. Anything is possible.”
Campbell was a contestant on season 33 of The Challenge: War of the Worlds where he finished as the runner-up. It was the 28-year-old’s first appearance on the reality show. He is set to appear on season 34, The Challenge: War of the Worlds.
Season 34 of MTV’s The Challenge has been dubbed War of the Worlds 2, has split contestants into Team USA and Team UK. The season features some familiar faces like Johnny Bananas, Wes Bergmann, Zach Nichols, Nany Gonzalez, Cara Maria Sorbello, and Ashley Mitchell, while Team UK includes some recently introduced contestants and those who will be making their series debut. Team UK returnees include Kyle Christie Stephen Bear Theo Campbell, Zahida Ellan, and Georgia Harrison, while six of the contestants will participate in their first season.
The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2 premieres on Wednesday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
The 14 Americans and 14 Brits will be fighting for the $1 million prize and episodes will now be 90-minutes long. TJ Lavin will once again host.