From the moment that Peter Weber was announced as the new Bachelor, the decision was mired in controversy.
Now, strange reports from the set have led some fans to the conclusion that we may be in for the franchise’s weirdest season yet.
First, we learned that Hannah Brown is involved in Peter’s season for reasons that still aren’t entirely clear.
Now, Radar Online is reporting that Weber was hospitalized after suffering "a serious injury" during filming on Monday.
Apparently, the 28-year-old was participating in a group golfing date when a freak accident occurred:
“He went to step on the cart but fell and split his face open on two cocktail glasses he was carrying,” a production source tells Radar.
Peter required 22 stitches but was released from the hospital later the same day.
“He is pulling through,” the insider says, adding that the injury may force a delay in taping.
“Everyone is worried about production,” the insider claims, as “all the women were flying in for a filming today" for several days of consecutive filming.
Between The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and The Bachelor In Paradise, there’s almost always one Bachelor Nation show on the air and another one in production.
It’s a tight schedule that keeps Chris Harrison’s pockets pleasantly plump … but doesn’t allow for much in the way of unforeseen delays.
A source from the set claims Peter was not drunk at the time of the accident, but simply suffered an unfortunate misstep.
Hey, when you think about it, it’s sort of amazing that "cocktail glass to the face while golfing" isn’t a more common injury.
If you’ve been keeping up with our Bachelor spoilers, you know that Peter is down to his final 12 after cutting four contestants during a rose ceremony held on Saturday.
As for whether or not Hannah’s still on set, that remains unclear — but it looks like producers might be planning to keep her around as a sort of wild card pseudo-contestant for the remainder of the season.
"They’re weaving Hannah into as many storylines as possible," says spoiler master Reality Steve, who notes that Hannah has already "hosted" at least one group date.
We appreciate that producers are trying to keep things fresh and beef up the dramatic tension, but Hannah already chose Tyler Cameron and Jed freakin’ Wyatt over Peter.
We doubt dude is feeling tempted to give her yet another chance.