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Dr. Phil Injured in Dirt Bike Accident

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Dr. Phil McGraw’s publicist has confirmed the TV self-help guru was badly injured in a dirt bike accident earlier this year (17).

The 66-year-old attempted to play down his injuries, which reportedly shut down production on his popular talk show, Dr. Phil, for a week.

“He hurt several ribs and dislocated a shoulder, and was laid up in bed, but it was all kept very quiet,” a source tells In Touch. “Dr. Phil really didn’t want anyone to know about this.”

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But now his spokesperson has confirmed the news, telling the publication, “In late February, during some time off, Dr. Phil, practising a dirt bike trick with some of his Hollywood stuntman friends, landed awkwardly and dislocated his shoulder and dinged up a few ribs.

“Although it was painful for a while, it did not stop him from taping all 18 shows scheduled for March. In fact, he actually taped a half-dozen extra shows and still wrapped the season before month’s end, as planned.”

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