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If you needed more evidence that Kissmaster Arie Luyendyk, Jr. is a modern-day knight in shining armor, he just showed off his new armor.

As you probably know, Emily Maynard’s Bachelorette Season 8 runner-up is a race-car driving stud, but one of the hazards of the fast and furious life is the occasional boo-boo. Arie suffered a big one earlier in April, and you can see the scary crash video over here, during TORC: The Off Road Championship Series.

Arie broke his clavicle and had to have surgery, but not only did he pull through just fine, he has cool battle scars (or at least X-rays) to show off and he's already ready to get back on the track.

Arie tweeted this update on April 16:


Nice! Leave it to Arie to find a way to get even hotter — just when we think it’s not possible. Now he has new body armor and a story to tell his grandkids (or at least his next girlfriend) someday.

Arie was born for Gryffindor, but as much as we admire his badass bravery, we hope he manages to avoid repeating this little event in his next race.

Good luck, and stay well, Arie! We need you in prime condition if you join Bachelor in Paradise.

Source: Arie on Twitter