Husband of ‘Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond fractured his neck in firetruck crash
Ladd Drummond’s injuries worse than originally believed and “very close to being catastrophic,” but is expected to fully recover, the celebrity chef said.
March 15, 2021, 10:07 PM +03
By David K. Li
The husband of “Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond broke his neck in an injury thatwas “very close to being catastrophic,” but is expected to make a full recovery, the celebrity chef and lifestyle guru said Monday.
Ladd Drummond and nephew Caleb G. Drummond, 21, were fighting a brush fire on the family’s massive northern Oklahoma ranch when their firetrucks collided, officials said.
The severely injured younger Drummond was rushed to the hospital while Ladd waived treatment at the scene, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
But on Monday, Ree Drummond disclosed that her husband later drove himself to the hospital where doctors found that his injuries were much worse than initially believed.
“Caleb broke some ribs, had a pretty bad concussion, and a few other injuries that will heal,” Ree Drummond wrote in a statement posted on her website on Monday.
“Ladd (the guy I told you about who drove himself to the hospital?) broke his neck in two places — and evidently one of the two fractures was very close to being catastrophic. Have I mentioned cowboys don’t like to admit when they’re hurt?”