Joe Wicks wore a full arm cast during his hugely popular daily P.E lesson during the coronavirus lockdown on Monday, after undergoing an operation on his broken hand.
The Body Coach star, 33, was in good spirits as he got the workout underway despite his injury, but revealed as a result, he can’t perform any push-ups.
Starting his work-out to an audience of more than 500,000 viewers, the star said:’You might be wondering what this is on my hand, I broke my hand last week.
Get well soon: Joe Wicks wore a full arm cast during his hugely popular daily P.E lesson during the coronavirus lockdown on Monday, after undergoing an operation on his broken hand
’I was out on my bike last Saturday, I fractured a bone in my hand.
‘It’s okay, I just can’t do any push-ups or press-ups or burpees but I’m sure you’ll be happy about that because it means no burpees for you. I’ll be here for as long as you need me.’
Joe was true to his word as he put on an energetic display during the half hour workout.
Joe shared an update on Instagram on Thursday,posting a photo of his bruised hand and revealing he was scheduled for a minor operation on Friday.
Joe shared the news after receiving questions from worried fans when he wore a wrist support during Thursday morning’s live workout.
No holding him back: The Body Coach star, 33, was in good spirits as he got the workout underway despite his injury, but revealed as a result, he can’t perform any push-ups
Popular: The star showed off his arm cast as he did some lunges in his living room
Injured: Joe shared an update on Instagram on Thursday,posting a photo of his bruised hand and revealing he was scheduled for a minor operation on Friday
Sharing a snap of his injured hand, Joe wrote: ‘If you’re wondering why I’ve got a black wrist support on. I fell off my bike.’
‘Broke a bone in my hand,’ he added and pointing to the back of his hand just above his wrist, he said: ‘Having a wire put in here tomorrow.’
Both the BBC and Channel 4 have been on the phone to Joe since he started streaming live PE lessons for children via YouTube amid the COVID-19 crisis this week.
The Body Coach, as he is known to fans, is also said to be close to inking a deal with Channel 4 – after more than a million homes tuned in to the lessons, which he has pledged to undertake on a daily basis since schools were closed down on Friday across the UK.
Ouch: The Body Coach star shared an update on Instagram on Thursday, sharing a photo of his bruised hand and revealing he is scheduled for a minor operation on Friday
A source has told The Sun: ‘Channel 4 have worked with Joe previously and were straight onto him once they saw he was going to be hosting live workouts daily.
‘His YouTube streams have been watched in their droves, so they have offered him a deal to host a daily show for them which would be aired to the nation to get kids, and adults, moving every morning.
‘Nothing is signed yet but they are all hopeful something will work out.’
Operation: ‘Broke a bone in my hand,’ he added and pointing to the back of his hand just above his wrist, he said: ‘Having a wire put in here tomorrow.’
Announcing the idea on Instagram last week, Joe said: ‘Starting from Monday, every single day from Monday to Friday, I’m going to do a live workout called “PE with Joe” on my YouTube channel The Body Coach TV.
‘It’s a workout specifically designed for kids. Because when the schools closed, there is no PE. Don’t worry, I’ve got you.
‘I’m going to take this over. I’m going get your kids moving, fit and energised, positive and optimistic.’
He added: ‘It’s a 30-minute session for little kids right up to secondary school, get involved, have fun. We’re going to be doing loads of basic exercises. You don’t need a lot of room.’
Joe recently has revealed that he’s donating ‘every single penny’ generated on his P.E videos to the NHS and their heroes.
Spotted: Joe shared the news after receiving questions from worried fans when he wore a wrist support during Thursday morning’s live workout, pictured with his daughter Indy
The star has been helping students forced to homeschool across the nation with his daily workout videos amid the UK coronavirus lockdown.
Joe, who has gained more than 1million new viewers since his P.E lessons, shared a candid post on Friday night where he admitted that the advertising revenue generated has been ‘unlike anything’ he’s seen before.
With the fitness star vowing to donate ‘every single penny of the money’ to the NHS as he continues to be the nation’s P.E teacher.
Sharing a photo of himself filming his workout, he penned: ‘Words can’t express how happy and proud I have felt every day this week as the nations P.E. teacher. I’ve been overwhelmed with the response and the support it’s had from everyone.
‘As a result of so many people viewing the #PEWithJoe workouts on YouTube the advertising revenue generated has been unlike anything I’ve seen or experienced on my channel before.
‘So I’ve decided that as long as I’m the nations P.E. teacher, every single penny of the money generated on these videos is going to the place where we need it the most right now. All of it is going straight to the NHS, to support the real heroes right now.
‘Thank you for watching, joining in and sharing… I’m loving being your P.E. Teacher and now you can watch again, knowing you’re not only staying fit, you’re also helping raise money for the NHS. See you Monday at 9am.’
A collection of Joe’s celebrity followers were quick to praise the Body Coach star and his honourable decision.
Jamie Oliver’s wife, Jools, said: ‘So lovey thank you @thebodycoach our kids have loved having you in our wonderful big hugs to your gorgeous brood.’ (sic)
Niall Horan penned: ‘Incredible stuff Wicksy ❤️❤️.’
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