Nina Dobrev has revealed the harrowing details of her recent biking accident

Nina Dobrev recently opened up about a harrowing bike accident that left her with severe injuries, including a fractured knee, ACL repair, and meniscus damage. On Wednesday’s episode of The Talk, the 35-year-old actress recounted her first—and likely last—experience with dirt biking, which turned into an unexpected nightmare.


Nina Dobrev on Her Bike Accident and Injuries

During her appearance, Nina detailed the incident that led to her prolonged recovery. “I was dirt biking for the first time, and it did not go well,” she confessed. “I don’t recommend it, guys. It’s okay, I learned a lesson: don’t ever get on a dirt bike.”

Nina explained that she lost control while attempting a wheelie, resulting in a whiskey throttle. Thankfully, the bike didn’t fall on her, which could have caused even more severe injuries. However, she landed awkwardly on one leg, causing her knee to snap under the impact. Immediate medical attention and surgery followed.

For over two months, Nina has been mostly homebound due to the accident. Her recent appearance on The Talk was her first outing since the mishap.

“I had knee surgery and got a giant brace. I can’t really walk on my own yet,” she shared. Her current routine includes physical therapy, cuddling with her pets, and catching up on her favorite TV shows, like Fargo.

“Cuddle puddle is my life these days,” Nina joked, emphasizing her focus on rest and self-care. She remains optimistic and grateful for the chance to binge-watch TV and spend quality time with her pets.

Reflecting on her recovery, Nina expressed deep gratitude for her boyfriend, Shaun White, who has been a pillar of support. She humorously called him her “live entertainment,” suggesting that while homebound, she either watches TV or enjoys Shaun’s performances, such as him dancing in a nostalgic Vampire Diaries sweater.

Nina has been sharing her recovery journey on social media, documenting her progress from the initial accident to her hospital stay and rehabilitation. In an Instagram post on May 20, she shared two contrasting images: one of her smiling beside a bicycle and another of her lying in a hospital bed, highlighting the stark difference between her pre- and post-accident experiences.

Through her ordeal, Nina Dobrev has remained resilient, focusing on recovery with a positive outlook and a sense of humor. As she continues to heal, she has shown gratitude for the support from her loved ones and fans.