Arabella Kiesbauer (53) contacted her Instagram followers again after her skiing accident in Kitzbühel. In a post, the moderator said on Wednesday (February 22): "I survived two hours of surgery well - I'm slowly getting really alert again."
As of today, her full concentration is on healing "my freshly screwed knee". Kiesbauer published a picture that shows her in the hospital bed with a smile on her face and two thumbs up. The presenter also revealed in the hashtags that she had sustained a tibial plateau fracture, i.e. a fracture of the tibia head.
The 53-year-old had previously told her Instagram followers about her accident on the ski slope. "Many thanks to the competent mountain rescue service," the presenter wrote a few days ago, among other things, for a short clip with pictures that show her in ski gear and with a splinted leg on a rescue stretcher.
"Nothing knocks out sunshine - not even a complicated fracture," she explained in another post last Tuesday. "Today I'm going to have an operation. From tomorrow I'll be worth even more with all the metal parts in my leg," she joked and thanked "the numerous recovery wishes". The accompanying photo showed Kiesbauer sitting on a chair with his leg in a cast.