TJ Lavin Reveals Near-Death Experience Filming ‘The Challenge’

The longtime host of “The Challenge,” TJ Lavin, is beloved by followers and cast members alike for his enthusiasm for competitors and trustworthy criticism and compliments concerning the performances of the show’s stars. TJ, who can be a BMX rider, is not any stranger to adrenaline-fueled challenges and competitors, and even spent 9 days in a medically induced coma in 2010 after a scary crash throughout a BMX occasion.

While he recovered from the damage and continued his internet hosting duties on “The Challenge” following the crash, just lately, the fact TV host opened up a couple of near-death expertise he suffered just some months afterward whereas filming “The Challenge” in Costa Rica.

In an look on “MTV’s Official Challenge Podcast” with co-hosts Aneesa Ferreira and Tori Deal shortly after the “Double Agents” remaining aired, TJ mentioned he “nearly drowned” when he was in Costa Rica, which is the place filming for “Rivals” occurred.

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TJ Shared the Whole Story & Said He Nearly Drowned in Costa Rica

TJ advised the co-hosts that he practically drowned in Costa Rica proper after his accident when he went there to movie “The Challenge: Rivals.” He mentioned, “once I was simply coming again, my buddy Greg was my driver on the time as a result of I could not even drive but, I might barely see.” He mentioned the 2 went to the seashore and his buddy mentioned he wished to go online:

So he goes browsing and I simply go for a swim. And there is a mad undertow that I had no concept. And then swiftly it simply took me out to the center of the ocean and I used to be like miles out, not miles however like far, far, in all probability like 200 yards away from the shore. And I could not get again in trigger each time I’d swim again it simply saved pushing me again.

He mentioned he wasn’t in a position to return so he handled water till his buddy received again to the seashore and tried to search out TJ. “All of a sudden he seems on the market and sees this little head simply floating on the market,” TJ mentioned, “So he got here and received me with the surfboard and we rode the surfboard into the rocks… then we have been all reduce up and laughing. And I used to be like, ‘dude that was an in depth name.’ And he was like, ‘holy s***.'” He joked that he “wasn’t considering straight” as a result of he had a mind damage.


During the Same Interview, TJ Revealed He Will Sometimes Run the Final Challenge Ahead of Time

TJ additionally spoke concerning the finals on “The Challenge” and that he enjoys getting concerned and working among the finals earlier than the remainder of the opponents or making an attempt among the day by day challenges. He mentioned he ran your complete remaining for the “All Stars” season that simply dropped on Paramount Plus and has completed segments of different finals.

He gave one other instance from “War of the Worlds,” and mentioned, “in Namibia I ran up the sand mountain and like I used to be racing whoever was racing… They’re like, ‘TJ you gotta stand up there’, I used to be like ‘alright cool.’ And I ran up that factor and by the point I received there I used to be out of breath dying and all people simply met me there it was good. It was loopy.”


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