There’s nothing funny about trips to the emergency room, but Candace Cameron Bure tried her best to add a humorous twist to things after a family go-karting accident landed her in the hospital on Thursday. She took to Instagram in real time to explain what happened, assuring fans that despite some bruising and pain, her injuries were minor and she’s on the mend.
In a video posted to her Instagram (as reposted from her Instagram Story), Bure said, “Our fun family day ended up with me in the emergency room. Got into a go-karting accident and my brother ran me over.” At the time, she said she was waiting to find out if her hand had been broken in the accident, but she later revealed via her Instagram Story that no bones were broken.
In her story, which she’s since pinned to her profile via Instagram’s Highlights feature, Bure said that doctors were able to remove her engagement and wedding rings without cutting them, though it “was one of the most painful things I’ve ever experienced.”
Luckily, both her hand and shoulder are still completely intact, although they are bruised and sore. “I’m fine! I’m just really bruised, which is amazing to me,” she said. “I’m honestly shocked there’s nothing broken. It’s all good, I’m good.”
In another clip, she revealed that once the adrenaline wore off, she noticed how much pain she was in, although she was all smiles in her car ride on the way home from the hospital.
“I’m the culprit,” said Bure’s brother, Kirk Cameron, in another video, holding his hands in the air in a joking manner. “I’m the crazy driver. It was my fault completely. I tried to cut her off and take the lead.” To this, Bure admitted that she’s highly competitive, adding at the end of her Instagram Story that at least she won the race. Prior to Bure’s accident, she and her siblings took a reunion photo that was apparently seven years in the making.
Despite the hospitalization and the pain resulting from her accident, it seems like Bure was still in good spirits — at least, enough to brag about winning the go-kart race. We wish her well and hope her hand and shoulder heal soon.