Dancing on Ice's Greg Rutherford rushes son, six, to hospital with head injury

Former Olympic athlete Greg Rutherford
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Dancing on Ice star Greg Rutherford rushed his son to hospital after he suffered a bloody head injury. The Olympian, who suffered a serious injury during his stint on the ITV show, joked the six-year-old was just as accident-prone as he was.

Greg shared a picture of his son with a dressing on the head wound on his Instagram stories. He wrote: "It would seem we have created my exact replica in Rexy. Another head injury to leave another scar. He's got a few more to go to match me but he's doing his best to catch up."

The 37-year-old, who is engaged to fiancée Susie Verrill, has three children - Milo, eight, Rex, six, and Daphne, two. The Mirror reports that the London 2012 Olympic long jump champion was forced to miss the final of Dancing on Ice when he "effectively (gave himself) a C-section" during training.

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He was injured as he slid through the legs of professional skaters Brendyn Hatfield and Colin Grafton. A fortnight later, he told fans what had happened, posting on social media: "Long story short, I leapt through the legs of Brendyn and Colin and managed to tear all of my abs as well as herniate. So I effectively gave myself a C-section."

Earlier this month, Greg said he'd been left "shaken" following a horrific incident at his home. Sharing footage of the aftermath of the disturbing event, he said his children had been very close to injury from the falling glass shards.

He said: "One of the most terrifying experiences - one of our skylights up here just exploded - just, literally, me standing in the kitchen watching the TV on the wall, and it just went - bang! And glass went everywhere. I kid you not, two minutes before, Milo was down here doing some school work, and I said, 'it's a nice day, go out on the deck, mate'.

"Thank God I did that because if not, I can't even imagine what could have happened. I have no idea if it's the sun that's heated it up, and it's happened, or if something like this happens. I cannot explain to you how terrifying...'"