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Heather Mills Recovering From Skiing Accident in Austria

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May. 12 2011, Published 9:52 a.m. ET

Paul McCartney's ex-wife, Heather Mills, is currently recovering from a skiing accident she suffered in Austria while reportedly training for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

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According to the Associated Press, Heather slammed into a steel-hard plastic pole (caused from the cold) while skiing down the Alpine slopes.

Heather, a former model who has a prosthetic leg, suffered a fractured right shoulder blade and was airlifted to a hospital by helicopter in Lienz, a hospital spokesman said.

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She was reportedly released Thursday morning and is expected to make a full recovery. Heather recently bought a house in Southern Austria and is reportedly training for the Paralympic Winter Games.

Heather spoke with local broadcaster ORF and said, "That's skiing, you know."

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