Sunday 25 September 2016

Bressie dislocates ankle after jumping off a waterfall on adventure holiday

Published 06/06/2015 | 10:41

Niall Breslin
Niall Breslin
Niall Breslin aka Bressie and sister Andrea Breslin at the opening night of Top Hat at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre,Dublin
Niall Breslin, known as Bressie, musician, tv personality and advocate for mental health. He has recently started a blog known as my1000hours tackling mental and emotional fitness as well as physical fitness (El Keegan)

Voice of Ireland coach Niall Breslin has been injured in a river gorging accident, after he jumped off a waterfall as part of an adventure holiday.

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The musician dislocated his left ankle and tore ligaments in his right at the Nae Limits Adventure Centre in Scotland this week.

Bressie was visiting the centre to continue his training for Dublin's Ironman Challenge in August and his participation in the event now looks unlikely.

“I was river gorging. I jumped off a waterfall and dislocated the left ankle and tore ligaments in the right,” Niall told The Irish Daily Mail.

Staff at the Scotland Adventure Centre carried Bressie down the mountain where he was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

“They reset the left luckily but it is brutal having both ankles completely ruined,” he said.

“There goes the Ironman unfortunately but I will keep the spirits up and get the ferry home.

“After the ambulance got me today I was seen, X-rayed, diagnosed and treated in two hours by Perth Hospital in Scotland. The NHS were incredible.

The Voice of Ireland coach suggested to his Twitter followers that chess might be a good hobby to pick up to take the place of his training.

“Hard to train so hard for something for so long, only to get injured before it. Might start playing chess instead,” he wrote.

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