Malia White of Below Deck Mediterranean went into more detail about the intense pain she suffered following her horrific scooter accident in Spain.
While fans knew that the accident was extremely serious and that she had broken bones and severe rashes, she never described what happened when she arrived at the hospital for treatment.
Malia White estimated that she was going about 70 miles per hour on her Vespa scooter when one of her sailors accidentally slashed her tire and sent her into a dive.
She recalled being calm immediately after the accident, but warned her team that she was going into shock. She then described what happened when she arrived at the hospital. “Honestly, that was the worst part,” she said about the accident on the Hollywood Raw podcast. “Like I speak broken Spanish. [The medical professional] was speaking broken English. And basically, she brought the tub in. And she was like, ‘I’m was so sorry, this is going to hurt.’ And I’m like, ‘What? What’s going on?’ And she just takes this sponge and like this brush, and she just starts scrubbing all of my [wounds].”
Below Deck Med: Malia White’s Helmet Even Cracked
When Malia White hit the sidewalk, he hit asphalt and gravel to create the huge road rash. “It was like asphalt, but there was a patch of gravel when my friend like trying to swerve,” she recalled. “So loose gravel in it. But it was asphalt, and I just kind of felt like flew and just my body just did a bunch of barrel rolls on asphalt.” The impact was so intense that Malia White said his helmet cracked. “My helmet had a crack all the way down the middle, just split,” she said. “Luckily, I had a face shield.”
White told Showbiz Cheat Sheet that the recovery period was difficult because she’s not one to sit still for a long period of time. She finally went for a run before her broken fingers were fully healed and admitted it was painful. “It was [painful] but to me, I just can’t sit,” she said about not being able to be active. “Not working out is kind of worse for me.”