Monday, March 17, 2008

“Survivor’ Foot Soldier Risks Life And Limb

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The latest Survivor cast-off is happy he still has a leg to stand on.

After a coral imbedded in his heel and became infected, longtime fan Chet Welch voluntarily eliminated himself from Survivor: Micronesia – Fans vs. Favorites this past Thursday (Mar. 13).

But if the infection hadn’t spread, Welch is sure he could’ve kept kickin’ it on the island.

He says, “My mind was still in the game, but you can’t live without a limb, especially a foot.”

Now that Welch is back on his Pennsylvania farm, his foot fiasco hasn’t kept him from his daily duties.

He says, “I’m not slowing down. Sht happens.”

Welch’s experience as a beauty pageant coach also gave him a thicker skin than his competitors.

He says, “I’ve been called all kinds of names by my [pageant] girls. My Survivor competitors could’ve said whatever they wanted, it wouldn’t have bothered me.”

Survivor: Micronesia airs Thursdays on CBS.

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