Outback Truckers star sludge faces a long road to recovery after a serious motorcycle accident
The fiancee of Outback Truckers’ Paul “Sludge” Andrews has revealed that the reality TV star is on the verge of being transferred to a brain rehabilitation hospital after suffering serious head injuries in a motorcycle accident.
The beloved truck driver was hospitalized two weeks ago after suffering head injuries, multiple broken bones, torn ligaments, bruises and abrasions in the crash.
His fiancee Wendy Kennedy has announced he will be transferred to Fiona Stanley Brain Rehabilitation Center in south Perth on Friday as he begins his long road to recovery.
“It’s a very tough time,” Ms Kennedy told Daily Mail Australia.
“It’s going to be a very long, slow road to his recovery.
“It’s amazing how life can change in an instant.”
The latest health setback comes after Sludge suffered broken ribs and a lung hemorrhage earlier this year, a few months after popping the question to his long-term partner.
Outback Truckers star Paul “Sludge” Andrews is pictured with his fiancee Wendy Kennedy
The popular reality TV star is recovering after being badly injured in a serious accident
Wendy broke the news of the horror crash in a Facebook post Tuesday night, saying it was a miracle he survived.
“If Sludge has not responded to your messages, it is because he was involved in a very serious motorcycle accident on Saturday March 4th,” she wrote.
“He’s very lucky to be alive.
“He’s still in hospital but will recover but it’s going to be a very slow, long recovery and rehab.
“Rest assured that I will take very good care of him when he is able to come home.
“In addition to several broken bones, he has suffered head injuries, torn ligaments and many bruises and abrasions.”
“It’s been a very stressful time but I thought you all would like to know where he was and what happened.”
The post was inundated with messages from hundreds of well-wishers.
‘Good luck, Sludge, on your road to recovery. Hope all goes well will be great to see you out and about again mate,” one wrote.
Sludge’s fiancee Wendy (left) revealed he has a long road to recovery ahead of him
Born and raised in New Zealand, Sludge has been transporting cargo across Oceania for more than three decades and owns Paul Andrews Transport.
He was featured on the popular reality TV series Outback Truckers.
Driving his signature purple 2008 extended-hood Peterbilt 379 truck called the Phantom, he hauled fuel tanker road trains to mine sites across WA and became famous worldwide for his loving personality and hard-working attitude.
Outback Truckers is now shown in 15 countries worldwide including the US, UK, New Zealand and many European countries.
He loves motorcycles as much as trucks.
“Sludge has always loved the adrenaline rush he gets from anything with big horsepower,” reads his website.
“He races the dirt drags on his Nitro Harley-Davidson and loves his Honda bikes.”
In November, he proposed to his longtime partner Wendy.
“Well I finally mustered up the courage to ask the love of my life to marry me and she said yes and was excited about our new life,” he said at the time.
Paul ‘Sludge’ Andrews is famous for his distinctive purple truck, The Phantom
Paul “Sludge” Andrews has been involved in freight transport for over three decades
In an interview with Daily Mail Australia last June, he warned that the transport sector was being crippled by rising costs that could force smaller operators out of the industry and leave supermarket shelves empty.
“Transportation costs are going up because fuel prices are going up and up every day,” Sludge said.
“And the thing is, once the fuel goes up, all the transportation costs go up, and now the parts are a lot more expensive too.
“That has to be added somewhere. This money can’t just disappear. So prices in your local stores are going up and it will likely continue to do so and there is nothing we can do about it.
In another interview, he revealed that he learned to read and write 15 years ago.
“My children taught me to read, but I did well. I love what I do and I get to travel the country,” he told Big Rigs.
“It’s been a great career for me. I think we have to show young people that you don’t have to go into the mines to earn good money. Even if you are not the brightest kid in school, you can still have a great career as a truck driver.”
Sludge proposed to his longtime partner Wendy (pictured together) in November
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