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'Biggest Loser' Sam Poueu

Details Revealed In

Devastating Fall

9/12/2011 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The "Biggest Loser" contestant who was seriously injured after he plummeted several stories from a building last week was trying to climb down a fire escape when he slipped and fell ... this according to his fiancee. 

TMZ broke the story, Season 9 competitor Sam Poueu was listed in critical condition after the Sept. 3 incident ... and now fiancee Stephanie Anderson told People.com the whole thing happened because he got locked out on the roof of his friend's apartment.

It all went down in San Francisco, as Poueu was celebrating a friend's birthday -- when he went up to the roof by himself and the door locked behind him.

Anderson says Poueu "attempted to climb down the fire escape ladder to drop down into the fourth floor balcony and slipped."

As we first reported, Poueu suffered a pelvic injury, torn ligaments, a punctured lung, and a broken leg during the accident ... but Anderson says he's making "positive and encouraging strides" in his recovery ... adding, "To date, many of his internal injuries are on the healing mend."

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OooooNooo!    

The title pretty much sums it all up: Biggest Looser.

1102 days ago
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northern gypsy    

if it was one of those doors that automatically locks...
shouldn't his friend have given him the keys ???
everyone has a cell...why didn't he call for help ???
having said that...glad to see he's on the mend...

1102 days ago
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Greg    

Was this before or after he tried to kill himself?

1102 days ago
4.

Bobby    

Perhaps drunk?

1102 days ago
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adriane    

I'm just grateful he is going to be okay. The rest of you are just plain mean. Especially,OOONO. It was an accident. Haven't any of you ever fallen and gotten hurt. He should be commended for his accomplishments and if you can't understand that then, YOU ARE THE BIGGEST LOSER! And, Sam, you are my hero. Get well soon. Sending lots of hugs for you.

1102 days ago
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croc    

this sounds so strange to me.
a san francisco roof top?
locked out?
no cell phone?
was he wearing a dress with bright red lipstick too?

1102 days ago
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Ollie_vee    

Yeah - that's why they withheld the explanation for what happened for so long: to come up with a 'good' story.

This line they are putting out doesn't pass the smell test.

1102 days ago
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Ya Mon    

In Hawaii, Samoans are not considered the most colorful crayon in the box. and are known to have a very small tolerence for alchihol.

1102 days ago
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Ishcabibble    

He went to the roof to smoke a blunt which also explains his reasoning to attempt to climb down the fire escape and then slipping...

1102 days ago
10.

Fuck Celebrities    

You can lose weight but you can't lose stupid.

1102 days ago
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Michelle    

Wow. I just love how people assume how they know what happened to him. It doesn't really matter HOW it happened. What matters is that he fell, got hurt really bad and needs prayers and support to get through this tough time. Keep your hateful, negative comments to yourself. I'm praying for a quick healing for Sam and peace/comfort for his family who are so worried about him.

1102 days ago
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steviie    

i still think stephanie pushed him. lol

1102 days ago
13.

Jay    

I heard he was thrown off the building because Mr. Wallace caught him giving Mrs. Wallace a foot rub.

1102 days ago
14.

croc    

omg jay, that 'wallace joke was funny, and cleaver..
i started laughin aloud..i mean that.)"

1102 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

Again, anything to stay relevant.

1102 days ago
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