Skateboarding legend and Hall of Famer Tony Hawk has, unfortunately, broke his femur on Monday after doing gnarly tricks on his vert ramp.
The 53-year-old took to Instagram about never giving up on what he loves. However, he said that it will be tough.
"Yesterday sucked." The legendary skateboarder said. "I broke my elbow 20 years ago and managed to make a full comeback; this recovery for a broken femur will be much harder because of its severity (and my age). But I’m up for the challenge."
"There is a strange irony that this happened on the eve of HBO 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." Hawk explained.
He added. "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. I’ll be back, maybe not at full capacity but I resigned to that notion years ago as I approached mid-life." Hawk continued. "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."