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BMX Star T.J. Lavin in Coma After Major Crash

10/15/2010 11:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1015_tj_lavin_bmx_youtube_thumb T.J. Lavin -- a BMX star and host of MTV's "The Challenge" -- is currently in a medically induced coma after losing control of his bike and crashing during a jump at a BMX event last night.

TJ Lavin
Lavin was competing in a Dew Tour event in Las Vegas -- when he hit a dirt ramp, lost control, and slammed down onto the ground. Friends and crew workers immediately rushed to Lavin's side, but he didn't appear to be moving.

Lavin was rushed to nearby University Medical Center hospital ... where he was placed into a medically induced coma.

We're told Lavin is also experiencing brain swelling and is listed in critical condition.

UPDATE: A rep for MTV tells us,
“Our thoughts are with TJ. He is an important part of MTV’s extended family and we’re all praying for him."

As for Lavin's condition, a rep for the Dew Tour tells us, "he is in the intensive care unit and is currently stabilized."

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61.

edna    

our prays are with tj and his family and friends

1469 days ago
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Moule E    

Privacy of friends and family? WDF does that even mean? You have satellite trucks outside your house? Didn't think so. Dont come on here talking about it in public then ask for privacy. Hope hes ok.

1469 days ago
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yaxa     

Hope he will be fine. My prayers and thoughts are with the man. We forget that these sports are super dangerous and when accidents happen we need to be there as supporters. May he recover promptly.

1469 days ago
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Eric Anderson    

If this pal was mediclaly induced into a coma, he might not get out of the coma since drugs todays are more effective in what is set out to be accomplished!

When breaking an ankle as a younger man the Doctor had decided to put the patient to sleep three times to set the ankle properly! When the Doctor decides to medically induce a coma usually the decision is considered to be a final decision as
if the patient does not have a chace to wake up again! Many patients like this one are simply carted to the back room of the hospital to rot away and for a nurse's supervision as if there mightbe some sign of potential life under the sheets!

If he has his balls he mighgt come out of the coma!

1469 days ago
65.

bring back recent posts    

Wikipedia...has done a big boo...they show October 15,2010 as date of death, creepy! fix it someone!!!!!!

1469 days ago
66.

Nicole    

damn i hope he's gonna be o.k. , get well soon t.j.

1468 days ago
67.

FrankieAL83    

Nice sleuthing TMZ.

It was TJ's friend Ty Pinney who crashed, and who is in the coma.

TJ was tweeting updates on his Twitter from the update account for Ty Pinney.

TJ is fine.

http://twitter.com/tjlavin

1468 days ago
68.

Kileet    

I found uncensored video of T.J. Lavin Crash here:
http://todaynews7.blogspot.com/2010/10/tj-lavin-bmx-star-in-critical-condition.html

1468 days ago
69.

Kileet    

I found uncensored video of T.J. Lavin Crash here:
http://todaynews7.blogspot.com/2010/10/tj-lavin-bmx-star-in-critical-condition.html

1468 days ago
70.

AC    

in Las Vegas on Friday afternoon reported that Lavin's mother said her son was in a medically-induced coma to relieve swelling on the brain. She added that doctors were able to move Lavin's arms and legs.

1468 days ago
71.

wiley    

thoughts and prayers with the Lavin family

1468 days ago
72.

The Firth family    

Our prayers are with TJ and his family. TJ is a truly good person and gentleman.

1468 days ago
73.

Jabari    

Damn that sucks. My thoughts with him and his family. Lavin is so sick, hope he gets back out there.

1468 days ago
74.

steve    

ahahahahahahaha.. o well

1467 days ago
75.

Dominique     

This is so horrible i hope he gets better soon, God bless T.J

1467 days ago
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