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What happened to Lil Duval? Comedian shares recovery update on IG

Amber Peake August 5, 2022
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Last month comedian Lil Duval left fans wondering what had happened to him after he shared a video of himself lying on a hospital stretcher to Instagram.

The 45-year-old shared a video of himself on a stretcher being transported from an ambulance to his millions of fans on the picture-sharing platform in July.

The clip was shared across social media leaving fans wondering what had happened to Lil Duval as they sent their well-wishes to him.

During the past week, Lil Duval has continued to share updates on his recovery with his followers. This week the comedian reflected on the extent of his injuries in a new post on Instagram.

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Lil Duval shares recovery on IG after worrying post last month

On Tuesday, July 26, Lil Duval shared a video on his Instagram which saw him lying on a hospital stretcher. In the post to his 3.8 million followers, the comedian revealed he had broken his leg. While he didn’t clarify his other injuries, he was seen with medical dressings on his face, arms and torso. 

On one arm the 45-year-old also appeared to have a splint and a protective boot on one of his feet. The video seemed to show the comedian being transported via medical helicopter to receive further care. 

Fans and Lil Duval’s celeb pals were quick to take to the comments as they shared their well-wishes. Actor Jamie Fox wrote: “Get well right now,” while rapper Juicy J added: “I’m praying for you.”

Following the initial post, Lil Duval has continued to share his recovery on his Instagram page and this week opened up on some of his injuries in a new post.

Posting a video of himself exercising his legs while in a wheelchair, the comedian revealed in the caption that his injuries included a “broken hip and femur” – the bone that extends from the hip to the knee.

Reflecting on his recovery so far, he wrote: “Ask anybody that ever had a broken hip and femur could they do this in a week?”

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What happened to Lil Duval? 

Lil Duval, real name Roland Powell, shed light on what happened in the caption of his Instagram video last month. 

He revealed he was injured while riding his four-wheeler. The comedian explained he and another vehicle collided. 

Duval, who lives in the Bahamas, added he had to be flown to the capital Nassau to receive further medical care and surgery. 

A day after the incident, a representative for Lil Duval went on to clarify what happened in a statement via TMZ.

The statement said the comedian was involved in an accident after a vehicle “ran into him” while he was riding his four-wheeler. It went on to add Lil Duval had sustained a broken hip as well as “mild injuries.”

The statement also confirmed that, having been transported to Nassau, he was once airlifted again to Jacksonville, Florida, to receive further treatment.

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Lil Duval has lived in the Bahamas for five years

In an interview with Hot 97 in May 2021, the comedian and actor revealed he first bought a place in the Bahamas in 2017, a year before his single Smile (Living My Best Life) came out. 

In the interview, he explained he also has a property in Atlanta and splits his time between both. 

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.