Ksubi founder Dan Single has celebrated his miraculous return to health, a year after a horrific accident where he fell 35 metres from a fourth floor balcony in Paris.
After being told he may never walk again, Mr Single has told of his year long journey to health, sharing images of himself surfing and hiking.
He posted a series of 44 emotional pictures and videos on Instagram, showcasing his road to recovery.
‘If this story can help just one person get through their own hard time, it served its purpose. I hope it inspires you,’ he wrote online to his 26,000 Instagram followers.
Founder of Ksubi, Dan Single, has recovered after plunging 35 metres from a balcony in Paris and posted to his 26,000 Instagram followers, ‘I have a body that’s a hella sore every day, but I can walk without crutches, I can surf, I can run slowly, do more push-ups and swim further than ever’
On 10 March 2017, Mr Single fell from a fourth floor balcony at Hotel Grand D’Amour while working in Paris with his then-wife, model Bambi Northwood-Blyth
On 10 March last year, Mr Single was working with his then-wife Bambi Northwood-Blyth in Paris, when he fell 35 metres from the fourth floor balcony of Hotel Grand D’Amour.
Following the accident, Mr Single reported that he went into an 8 day coma and was hospitalised for three months with severe injuries.
The incident attracted widespread backlash after Mr Single created a GoFundMe page, which asked the public to raise $250,000 to cover his medical expenses.
Following three months in a French hospital, Mr Single was put into a wheelchair and told he may never walk again but has recently shared images of himself surfing and hiking to inspire his followers and people who are struggling to return to their former lives after accidents
‘A year ago today I was dead. I had just fallen off a four-story balcony in Paris. Landed on the road, broke LOTS bones in my body, hit my head, DIED,’ Mr Single wrote online.
‘Came back to life, was in a coma for 8 days. I had 10 operations to put this body back together again.
Spent the next 3 months on my back in a hospital in Paris. I was told I might never walk again.’
Reflecting on his harrowing health experience a year earlier, Mr Single posted on Instagram, ‘The Paris ambulance and hospital team, YOU SAVED MY LIFE!’
He shared an X ray of his injuries, commenting: ‘I returned home in a wheelchair, 2 month’s later I was slowly getting about on crutches.
‘I knew that if I put my mind to it and worked really hard I could recover and walk again. I’m still doing it, recovering.
‘I have a body that’s a hella sore every day, but I can walk without crutches, I can surf, I can run slowly, do more push-ups and swim further than ever.’
Mr Single addressed rumours of separation from his model wife, Bambi Northwood-Blyth saying, Two people cannot live as one, it’s not healthy, you can try but you’re really living half a life’
Mr Single addressed rumours of separation from his model wife, Bambi Northwood-Blyth which had been circulating in the media.
‘When I fell, my hips and pelvis broke in half, and with that our D&B co-dependant relationship broke too.’
‘We were no longer joined at the hip. Two people cannot live as one, it’s not healthy, you can try but you’re really living half a life.
‘We both have our own journeys to go on now, ones that we couldn’t have gone on together.’
Mr Single was hospitalised for three months following a fall from a fourth floor balcony in Paris and he posted this picture on Instagram with the comment ‘Doing my best @peter_dundas impersonation (but in hospital high on morphine)’
In spite of his health challenges and difficult rehabilitation, Mr Single remains optimistic saying ‘Life 2.0 and the future looks bright’
Mr Single advocated for mental health and his recent work with the charity Golden Skulls. He spoke about his depression during the recovery period.
‘DEPRESSION. I’ve had my moments and I’ve lost people I love because of it.
‘IT’S NOT A JOKE! I had times in the hospital when I didn’t want to be alive anymore. I’m not ashamed to talk about it.’
It seems that Mr Single has returned to health and told followers that he had completed a 6.3 km hike only 13 months after his fall.
‘Exactly 13 months after my accident I just did Runyon Canyon. Crawled on hands and feet up the hills but hit the top with @thecobrasnake and back down. Felt like I’d conquered Mt Everest. 6.3 kms and 72 floors no crutches. Frail? Nope! Sore? Yep!”
Optimistic about the future, Mr Single signed off saying, ‘Life 2.0 and the future looks bright.’
Mr Single (pictured) wrote about his appreciation for friends and family, posting that he celebrated Thanksgiving with his friends Mark Hunter (pictured left) and DJ Steve Aoki (pictured centre)