Doctors have been able to remove several stitches from Peter Weber's face after he sustained an injury while on the golf course in Costa Rica on October 7. The Bachelor lead was filming season 24 of the ABC dating series where he was hospitalized following the accident.
Filming was moved to Chile where Peter's lucky ladies are competing for the 28-year-old's heart. According to RadarOnline.com, the incident occurred when the airline pilot was boozing on the golf course and fell while trying to step into a golf cart, splitting his face open. His face was sliced on two cocktail glasses he was carrying. After a two hour ride to the hospital, Peter required 22 stitches to help heal his face.
Peter's season of the Bachelor is set to air on ABC in January 2020. Thirty-three contestants were flown into Costa Rica from Ohio the day after the accident.
Production for the new season will stay on schedule despite Peter's injury. An insider told People that he was on a date the next day.
The show's host Chris Harrison wrote on Instagram at the time of the incident, “There’s been some wild claims and rumors about Peter today. Peter suffered a freak accident. He got a cut on his head, he did get stitches but he’s 100% OK and production is already back underway. He’s still the dashing, handsome pilot we’ve all dreamed of.”
Peter was announced as the new star in September 2019 and he beat out crowd favorites Mike Johnson and Tyler Cameron for the title. The California native placed third on Hannah Brown‘s season of The Bachelorette earlier this year.
Hannah and "Pilot Pete" caught massive flack for admitting that they had sex four times in a windmill on their fantasy suite date. Peter was embroiled in more controversy soon after when he was accused of dumping his girlfriend, Calee Lutes, to star on the show.
“There was a lot of truth to what she said in her story, but there is also a lot of truth that wasn’t mentioned. The show had absolutely nothing to do with me ending that relationship,” Peter told People at the time.