MTV's T.J. Lavin Leaves the Hospital

Celebrity News Nov. 16, 2010 AT 8:32AM
MTV's T.J. Lavin Leaves the Hospital Credit: AP Photo/Peter Kramer

A month after surviving a horrific crash that put him in a medically induced coma, BMX superstar TJ Lavin has returned home.

The host of MTV's Real World Road Rules Challenge, 33, was released Friday.

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He has "crawled out of a deep hole," his mother tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

She says he is "he is now walking, talking, eating on his own and is getting his sense of humor back. He has some eye issues and balance issues, but as the swelling goes down, we hope they will go away."

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He occasionally has to wear an eyepatch.

"He has some eye issues and balance issues, but as the swelling goes down, we hope they will go away," Barbara Lavin says.

What's more, says mom: "He's starting to get his personality back."

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Proof: Asked in a recent rehabilitation session to name three historical events, he cited 9/11, Pearl Harbor and, "Janet Jackson's boob," his mother says, referring to the singer's infamous wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.

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