Tony Hawk, 53, breaks his leg but 'won't stop skating'

Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk broke his leg on Monday, sharing the news the next day with a series of photos of his recovery that included X-rays of his snapped femur.

The athlete, 53, acknowledged that while he broke his elbow 20 years ago, ‘this recovery for a broken femur will be much harder because of its severity (and my age).

‘There is a strange irony that this happened on the eve of releasing a trailer for “Until The Wheels Fall Off,” Sam Jones’ documentary about my life & career, which has a strong focus on the philosophy of how I/we do this at our age,’ he wrote on .

‘The answer is complicated, but ultimately it’s because I have found my sense of purpose and shaped my identity through skating, and it nourishes my mental health immensely.

‘I’ve said many times that I won’t stop skating until I am physically unable. A broken leg – with plenty of hardware – will probably be the biggest test of that creed,’ he added. 

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    Hawk says he plans to continue skating after his recovery.

    ‘I’ll be back… maybe not at full capacity but I resigned to that notion years ago as I approached “mid-life,”‘ he wrote Tuesday.

    ‘Thanks to my unyieldingly supportive, tolerant family – and all of you – for the love and support through the years; I wouldn’t be here without you. See you on the other side.’

    Hawk is the owner of the skateboard company Birdhouse. He also licensed his name to a series of very successful video games titled Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, designed for PlayStation and other consoles.

    Hawk is the owner of the skateboard company Birdhouse. He also lent his name to a successful series of video games for Playstation and other consoles. Above, Hawk in 2018

    Hawk is the owner of the skateboard company Birdhouse. He also lent his name to a successful series of video games for Playstation and other consoles. Above, Hawk in 2018

    Also on Tuesday, the pro skater posted an International Women's Day tribute to his fourth wife, Cathy Goodman, and his daughter Kadence, from his previous marriage to Lhotse Merriam

    Also on Tuesday, the pro skater posted an International Women’s Day tribute to his fourth wife, Cathy Goodman, and his daughter Kadence, from his previous marriage to Lhotse Merriam

    Honest: Hawk revealed that his first three marriages failed because of his jet-setting career

    Honest: Hawk revealed that his first three marriages failed because of his jet-setting career

    Also on Tuesday, the pro skater posted an International Women’s Day tribute to his wife, Cathy Goodman, and his daughter Kadence, 13, from his  previous marriage to Lhotse Merriam.

    ‘Happy International Women’s Day to my beautiful, strong, funny, talented, empathetic girls that make the world a better place in countless ways,’ he wrote. 

    ‘I hope there are women in your life that bring you even a fraction of the happiness and comfort that these two provide to us on a daily basis.’

    In 2020, Hawk revealed the reason why his first three marriages failed. 

    The skater told the  on Sunday that his jet-setting career was the main issue behind each split.  

    ‘The most challenging factor in my relationships remains travel and prioritizing my time,’ said Tony, admitting that each marriage was still ‘very different.’

    'We connect on a deep level': Tony married fourth wife Catherine Goodman in 2015 - and has learned from his failed relationships. Pictured: Tony and Catherine on January 7, 2017

    ‘We connect on a deep level’: Tony married fourth wife Catherine Goodman in 2015 – and has learned from his failed relationships. Pictured: Tony and Catherine on January 7, 2017

    ‘There were all kinds of other elements, such as behaviors I’ve managed to get control of,’ added Tony, when asked about his personal life. 

    He is now married to his fourth wife, Catherine Goodman, whom he said ‘I do’ to in 2015.  

    ‘We connect on a deep level in terms of our approach to life. I hate to use the word “alternative,” but we have a unique approach to parenting,’ said Tony of Catherine.

    Catherine has two children from a previous marriage, and Tony has four of his own. 

    Tony was first married to Cindy Dunbar from 1990 to 1993.  

    He was then with Erin Lee from 1996 to 2004, before enjoying a five-year union with actress Lhotse Merriam from 2006 to 2011. 

    The star specifically said his marriage to Erin ended due to his travel commitments. 

    Frances Bean Cobain, 29, daughter of rock icons Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, is dating Riley Hawk, 29, the athlete’s son from his first marriage to Dunbar. 

    Famous parents: Frances Bean Cobain is the daughter of 1990s rock icons Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love

    Famous parent: Riley Hawk is the oldest son of 1990s skateboarding legend Tony Hawk

    Coupling: Frances Bean Cobain, 29, confirmed she’s dating Riley Hawk, 29, in Instagram post

    Packing on PDA: Frances can be seen snuggling up with Riley while on holiday on a lake with his father Tony and his wife Catherine Goodman

    Packing on PDA: Frances can be seen snuggling up with Riley while on holiday on a lake with his father Tony and his wife Catherine Goodman

    The romance has sparked comments from fans who seem to like the idea that the offspring of two of the biggest 1990s icons have united as a couple. 

    At this point, it’s unclear when the pair began their relationship, but Cobain confirmed the coupling in an Instagram post at the beginning of the 2022 new year.

    After taking a year-long break from the social media platform, Cobain, 29, shared a series of snaps that she accumulated over the course of 2021.

    Two of the images feature Riley, one of which shows him sitting in front of a Christmas tree flashing a beaming smile while holding a small dog. 

    Another photograph shows Riley and Frances snuggled up together while on holiday on a lake with Tony and Situs Slot Online his wife, Catherine.  

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