LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Chandler Riggs attends Halloween Horror Nights 2018 at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Universal Studios Hollywood)
Photo: Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Universal Studi
Photo: Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Universal Studi

Atlanta’s Chandler Riggs (‘The Walking Dead’) suffers nasty concussion being thrown from a horse

Originally posted Monday, November 25, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Etowah High School graduate Chandler Riggs, best known as Carl Grimes on “The Walking Dead” for eight seasons, suffered a concussion and was hospitalized after a horse-riding accident last week. 

His mom, Marietta-born actress Gina-Ann Riggs, shared on Instagram that her son had suffered the accident on Thursday, November 21.

She said 20-year-old Chandler fell off a horse and while he wore a helmet, he still experienced a concussion. Fortunately, he didn’t break any bones, she notes.

Chandler - who now lives in Los Angeles and has a major role on the ABC drama  “A Million Little Things” - later said on Twitter he had short-term memory loss right after the accident. 

“It’s SO weird hearing about what i was saying and doing after it happened,” Chandler wrote. “for hours i had no idea what year it was, how i got there, what happened, etc. and i kept asking the same questions over and over again just to immediately forget the answer.”

He also did a live stream from the hospital and said on Twitter he barely remembers it now. 

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Rodney Ho
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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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