Marc Summers injures face in nasty car crash
Comedian and game show host Marc Summers has suffered several broken bones in his face and required emergency surgery following a nasty car crash in Philadelphia last week.
According to reports, Marc Summers — who is famously known as the host of “Double Dare” and “Unwrapped” on the Food Network — said that he cannot remember much about the car crash. All he can recall was that he was a passenger in the backseat of a taxicab, when suddenly, the vehicle hydroplaned and lost control.
Summers added that he was told he flew out of the cab seat and into the clear partition inside the taxicab face first, resulting in multiple broken bones in the process.
The 60-year-old TV personality was subsequently rushed to a nearby hospital, where the attending doctors performed emergency plastic surgery to put his face back together again.
Marc Summers told media outlet TMZ that he is already out of the hospital and resting at his home in Philadelphia, saying, “I’m all good … just in a lot of pain.”
The legendary host said that ever since his car crash, his famous Food Network chef friends, such as Bobby Flay, Mario Batali and Michael Symon have come through strong — offering to make him some special “get well” meals.
However, Marc Summers is still having some difficulty operating his mouth and cannot chew food very well as of the moment. As such, he has been limited to easily consumed soft food items, like purees and pastas.
Summers also said that he has not looked at himself in the mirror yet following the car crash, but that he he has been told the damage to his face is not too bad.
Summers early careers were as a stand-up comedian and a radio disc jockey. Alhough he held several television production jobs before, his career boosted in 1986, when Nickelodeon hired him as the host of “Double Dare.” “Double Dare” was syndicated within two years and had a brief broadcast network run in prime time as “Fox’s Family Double Dare” in 1988. The popularity of the game show led to other hosting jobs for Marc Summers, including the syndicated “Couch Potatoes” in 1989, and Nickelodeon’s “What Would You Do?” in 1991. GSN chose Summers to host its original program “WinTuition” in 2002. He also had a rare dramatic performance in the Nickelodeon-produced Halloween program “Mystery Magical Special,” which also highlighted his abilities as a stage magician. Marc Summers also made celebrity guest rounds on other game shows including “Scrabble,” “Super Password,” “Talk About,” “Lingo,” “To Tell the Truth,” “Win, Lose or Draw,” and “Hollywood Squares.”