British racing legend Sir Stirling Moss is recuperating after a three-story fall down the elevator shaft in his London home during the first weekend of March. Somehow the doors to the shaft opened on the third floor while the car was still one floor above and Moss, in conversation as he entered the lift, did not notice until it was too late.
Fortunately the 80-year-old Moss survived the three-story tumble with “only” two broken ankles, four broken bones in his feet and vertebral damage, but thankfully no internal injuries. After being initially admitted to London Hospital he was moved to Princess Grace Hospital under the direction of Professor Sid Watkins where the operation to set his broken bones was performed.
While in his hospital bed, the indomitable Moss busied himself with deep-breathing exercises, and lifting his arms and legs, doing as much as he could to try to keep himself mobile.
He issued a general email of thanks for all the well wishes he received during his hospitalization, in which he offered that “if I had looked where I was going, I wouldn’t be here at all, so it’s my own damn fault.”