Hélène Boudreau, a popular and controversial Quebec social media personality, model and artist, was hospitalized Sunday after she was injured in a dirt bike accident while on a date, according to the influencer’s Facebook account.
“I said I wasn't meeting anyone... but today I decided to go on a date and do some motocross... verdict: I ran into a concrete block and broke my leg,” she stated in a Facebook post Sunday. “What a joy my life is. I'm going into surgery now.”
Boudreau told Narcity that she had been in hospital since Sunday and was being scheduled for surgery to repair a cracked tibia on Monday afternoon.
The accident was painful but she was in good spirits: “First time on a motocross bike, and I ran into a concrete block," she said. "The head of the tibia cracked. I'm having the operation at around 1 p.m. today.”
“No joke, I cried once when they moved my leg, but mostly laughed all day,” she said. “The pain was so intense that my body found it quite funny.”
Known as "the UQAM girl," Boudreau rose to fame after her semi-nude graduation photos ensnared her in a legal spat with the Université du Québec à Montréal for trademark violation, though it was settled out of court.
Earlier this year in March, the athlete tore her subscapularis, a muscle in the shoulder, during a game in Guadalajara. "Since then, I have tried every form of conservative treatment and rehab known to man, to no avail. So last week, I pulled the trigger and had arthroscopic surgery," she continued to tell her followers.
Bouchard's doctor told her that everything went well with the surgery. But, the tennis player said she now has "a tough road of rehab ahead."
She ended her caption on a positive note: "But my spirits are high and I will work hard to get back to the job that I love."
Following the announcement that Quebec's drive-in theatres would be allowed to reopen, the ultra-popular Ciné-Parc Saint-Eustache has confirmed to MTL Blog that it plans to begin its 2021 season on May 28.
The drive-in, famous for its retro entrance gate and flea market, makes for a perfect summer date spot.
Where: Sir George-Étienne Cartier monument, Parc du Mont-Royal
When: Sunday, May 9
Why You Need To Check It Out: Tam Tams is back! Sunday looks like it'll be warm enough to finally get out your picnic blanket and spend the day lounging, drinking and eating with someone in your bubble.