Beth Tweddle seeing psychologist after The Jump smash
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 June 2016
Beth Tweddle has been leaning on a psychologist to help her get through her horrific tumble on 'The Jump'
Beth Tweddle is seeing a psychologist to help her come to terms with her horrific tumble on 'The Jump' earlier this year.
The 31-year-old retired gymnast spent four months in a neck brace after she fractured two vertebrae while competing on the winter sports show back in January but she has admitted, despite her remarkable recovery, she's still trying to process the trauma and is using a professional for help.
Speaking on 'The One Show' on Tuesday night (21.06.16), the brunette beauty said: "For me it is still quite a hard thing to talk about. And that's why I'm using a psychologist and processing the accident details."
However, as well as the medical team that helped her get back on her feet, the Olympian believes she owes a lot to her family after they flew out to Austria - where the show is filmed - to be at her hospital bedside after the accident.
She said: "I had them by my side. When my brother walked into the room, I just sobbed. I was just so happy to see him."
Meanwhile, Beth - who has won the title of Britain's greatest ever gymnast - doesn't want the horror crash to hold her back and is keen to focus on helping children achieve their dreams now that she's able to walk unassisted once again.
She explained: "I don't want this accident to define me. I want to be able to go out there and do what I normally do. I love working with children and inspiring them to achieve their dreams. I'm glad to say I pushed through it."