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Kiptyn Locke Hospitalized With Neck Injury – UPDATE!

Scary news today about The Bachelorette Season 5 and Bachelor Pad Season 1 runner-up Kiptyn Locke.

As his BP1 girlfriend Tenley Molzahn tweeted Thursday night, “Thank you for your concerns. @Kiptyn is in the hospital w/ a neck injury. Thoughts & prayers are more than appreciated!”

Tenley updated followers on Friday morning: “Kiptyn is out of a 4.5 hour surgery & headed to ICU. Please keep him in your prayers."

It sounds serious.

UPDATE - Kiptyn and his family have released an official statement, saying:

"Kiptyn Locke had a rare case of severely ruptured discs in his neck that were dangerously compressing against his spine. Thanks to the amazing doctors who acted quickly, his 4.5 hour surgery was a success and he is on his way to what doctors feel will be a full recovery. Kiptyn, Tenley and his family want to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. We will give an update at a later time. We appreciate your continued prayers."

Everyone send good thoughts to Kip-Ten!

Source: Twitter

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01.7.2012 / 03:50 AM EDT by Gina Carbone
Related: The Bachelor, The Bachelor Pad

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