Bear Grylls, star of Discovery Channel’s Man vs. Wild series, was injured Friday night on an independent expedition in Antarctica. He was en route back to the U.K. to receive proper medical attention.
Grylls, who was engaged in an expedition for Ethanol Ventures to promote the potential of alternative energies such as bioethanol and to raise money for international children’s charity Global Angels, hurt his shoulder during a fall.
A Discovery spokeswoman said that after consulting with a doctor, Grylls and the non-fiction content company will have a better sense for the seriousness of the injury and the amount of time it will take for his recovery.
“Bear has a strong religious faith and a loving family to help speed his recovery,” the Discovery statement read. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Bear as he makes the long trip back to the UK.”