Originally posted Monday, November 25, 2019 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org 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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