Sam Poueu (NBC)(Yahoo! Buzz) — Gossip site TMZ is reporting that Sam Poueu, a contestant from the ninth season of "The Biggest Loser," is in critical condition in a San Francisco hospital after falling several stories from a building a few days ago.
Poueu, who didn't win on "Biggest Loser" but was a fan favorite and lost 142 pounds during his run, is currently recovering in an intensive-care unit. TMZ writes that, according to sources, Poueu "suffered a pelvic injury, torn ligaments, a punctured lung, and a broken leg during the accident." The circumstances behind the fall remain unclear.
Immediately following TMZ's report, Web searches on the reality star shot up more than 1,000 percent. Related lookups on "sam poueu accident" and "sam poueu in icu" also posted significant gains.
Less than a year ago, Poueu was in the news for much happier reasons when he became engaged to fellow "Biggest Loser" star Stephanie Anderson. Anderson lost nearly 100 pounds while on the show.Read More »from ‘Biggest Loser’ Star in Critical Condition After Fall