Rebel Wilson reveals injury following major bikini fail

Penny Burfitt
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

Rebel Wilson has revealed a very painful-looking injury she sustained while shooting an upcoming adventure reality series with SAS Australia’s Ant Middleton was in fact not a battle wound, but an Instagram bikini shoot gone terribly wrong.

The Aussie Pitch Perfect star appears on Ant’s Straight Talking TV series on Sky One in the UK this month, in which the tough army veteran takes a celebrity on a cross-country adventure inviting them to open up about their life on the way.

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Rebel may have treked Mexico with Ant, but it was after filming wrapped that things took a dive. Photo: Instagram/rebelwilson

The duo trekked it through the Mexican wilderness for the series, but Rebel says it was actually after the filming wrapped that she sustained a painful-looking injury that she shared with fans on Instagram, confessing on The Graham Norton Show that “taking hot Instagram photos on the beach was my downfall”.

On the episode aired in Australia on Sunday evening, Rebel shared a snap of a staggering injury that stretched down her right side, leaving her chest and ribs scratched and bruised.

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Appearing via video chat on The Graham Norton Show, Rebel showed off her injury. Photo: Ten

“I was very safe with Ant,” Rebel explained to the host. “But then what happened is I had to go to the beach to take some hot photos for Instagram. It's not every day you're in Mexico.”


She explains while down at the beach she was forced to take action when a ‘freak wave’ threatened her friend’s ability to return home.

“So I went and then a freak wave came up and knocks my friend's handbag into the ocean that had her passport and her wallet,” she continued. “So I went running in, like, Baywatch-style to save the handbag and I got hit against the rocks. “

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It was while snapping shots like this in Mexico, that rebel sustained her injury. Photo: Instagram/rebelwilson

“So that injury that you can see is I got all scraped down my left-hand side and all bruised ribs. So basically Ant protected me and, like, we were totally fine, even though we did the most dangerous things but taking the hot Instagram photos on the beach was my downfall.”

The hilarious tale left host Graham and celebrity guests in stitches, as the host dubbed the Aussie star a ‘survival expert’.

Rebel appeared on the program via video link, standing on a treadmill for the duration of the chat.

The comedian’s choice of setting was a cheeky nod to the attention she has attracted after embarking on a ‘year of health’ in 2020, and undergoing an impressive fitness transformation in the process.

Rebel Wilson uploaded this image to her Instagram account. Photo: Instagram/Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson uploaded this image to her Instagram account. Photo: Instagram/Rebel Wilson

Recently, she sent fans into a spin after uploading a series of photos teasing a new project which sees her looking stunning in a crop top in the gym.

The actress took to her Instagram account to post a snap of her in what looks like a red room filled with workout equipment.

“Coming Soon,” she captioned the photo, which sees her boxing in an orange crop top and pink high-waisted leggings, showing off her incredible 30kg weight loss.

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