The Fall of Sam Poueu: What Happened?

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On September 3, Sam Poueu was rushed to the hospital after sustaining serious injuries in a dangerous fall. But what actually happened to the former Biggest Loser contestant was a mystery.

Until now.

Sam Poueu After Pic

Poueu's family has released a statement to People that says the accident took place at a birthday celebration in San Francisco. The former reality star was stuck on a rooftop after a door locked behind him and...

He "attempted to climb down the fire escape ladder to drop down into the fourth floor balcony and slipped. The San Francisco Fire Department responded within minutes thanks to a neighbor's immediate call."

Poueu, who is engaged to another former Biggest Loser contestant, Stephanie Anderson, has undergone three surgeries so far and is on "the healing mend," his family says, adding a thank-you to fans, along with the following note:

"He still has a long road ahead and is already a true testament to the power of prayer. Our faith remains that God will heal him completely according to His will. We are thankful for the miracles we have already witnessed in his recovery and are thankful for the dedicated medical personnel attending to him."

Follow this link to donate to Sam's recovery.

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Those positive vibes are being sent to you from Honolulu,Hawaii

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Sending you positive vibes and many prayers for a speedy recovery.

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Sounds like you were drinking buddy!

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Sam, you are an awesome man who has inspired a lot of people and we are all praying for your full recovery. You and your family will be in our families prayers. Get well soon!!!

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Hey Poueu family, My prayers and thoughts go out to all of you this Thanksgiving holiday and always. But you are right on track God is a faithful Father and He has Sam in His grip and is repairing him limb by limb muscle by muscle. I pray that joy and peace and love and kindness follow you.

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hey sam get better soon me and my mom love the biggest looser and everyone that was on it i jessica wanna go on the show sometime but for you , you need to have a speedy recovery and get better soon!!! much prays to you and your family

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Your an amazing courageous contestant as a viewer you inspired me to lose 50lbs prayers n thoughts from america and me are all on you and your families god bless you n your recovery

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will keep you in my prayers Sam. Get well soon!

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I hope you get better soon and recover fully. We all love you and are praying for you everyday.

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Get WELL SAM YOUR FAN LEAH IN DETROIT MICHIGAN.