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'Biggest Loser' Star Sam Poueu Sends Message to Fans After His Four-Story Fall

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 21st 2011 2:00PM
Sam PoueuSam Poueu is used to overcoming adversity. The 25-year-old lost 134lbs during season 9 of 'The Biggest Loser,' going on to work as a personal trainer at the show's resort to help others achieve their weight-loss goals.

But on Sept. 3, the reality contestant fell from the roof of a four story apartment building in San Francisco, leaving him in critical condition. He was treated for head trauma, torn ligaments, a punctured lung, a broken leg and a pelvic injury.

After undergoing multiple surgeries, Poueu was transferred to a rehabilitation center in October. On Nov. 19, Poueu tweeted his first message to fans in the wake of the accident, thanking them for their words of support.

"Excited 2 give my 1st update," he wrote. "I've read ur messages & they're heartwarming. It's been tough. It's been a struggle. But u help me fight on."

Poueu is engaged to fellow 'Biggest Loser' contestant Stephanie Anderson, whom he met while competing on the show.

"He is undergoing an intense rehabilitation schedule. His recovery has been nothing short of a miracle," his family, along with Anderson, told People in a statement last month. "He has been blessed with a wonderful medical team. Witnessing his daily progress is the most hopeful and inspirational experience. Tough days are still ahead -- but, like always, he is working hard towards a full recovery. We are thankful for your continued thoughts, prayers and support."

Poueu reportedly fell while attempting to climb down a fire escape after getting locked out on the roof during a friend's birthday party.

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is there any updates on sam's progress lately?

March 06 2012 at 8:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm so glad Sam is doing so much better. I hope people covers his wedding this spring. Keep getting better Sam. We are all praying for you.

February 18 2012 at 4:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He forgot how to spell out words! Poor guy.

November 21 2011 at 4:44 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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