Actress Rebel Wilson medically rescued from Aspen slopes citing the ‘vibe’ |

Actress Rebel Wilson medically rescued from Aspen slopes citing the ‘vibe’

Actress Rebel Wilson called for medical support while skiing in Aspen to avoid injury that would impede filming.
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Skiing isn’t for everyone. That’s certainly the case for actress Rebel Wilson, best known for her roles in “Bridesmaids” and the “Pitch Perfect” movies.

During a holiday ski trip to Aspen, Wilson had to be rescued by ski patrol after losing feeling in her left foot. The ski patrol employees placed her on a sled and brought her down to safety.

Of course, being a comedic actress, Wilson joked about “weeing” a little bit because the experience was “embarrassing” and “scary” on an episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Fallon responded by saying, “Don’t do that anymore, you’re too important to us.”

Wilson blames the incident on a boot being too tight but also acknowledged that her role in the upcoming film “Cats” would not allow for a more serious injury, likely requiring her to err on the side of caution. Wilson said she would have been “busted” if she’d broken a bone.

“The ski patrol came, and they came in this sled which is basically just a bit of metal with a plastic tarp,” Wilson joked. “… They said ‘you go (in the sled), then we’re going to go over this cliff because we need enough speed to get you to the bottom.'”

On “The Ellen Show,” Wilson also revealed that she was with an instructor and that there was “not technically” anything wrong with her.

“It was more just a vibe that I didn’t want to ski down the massive hill,” Wilson said. “… I lost my poles, I lost my shit.”

Following the incident, Wilson enjoyed an evening out with singer Mariah Carey.

Arts & Entertainment Editor Nate Day can be reached at or 970-748-2932.

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