‘They Had To Scalpel Off All The Skin’: Actor Reveals Young Daughter’s Horrific Injuries


Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Actor Alfonso Ribeiro appeared on “Live with Kelly and Mark” Tuesday, and revealed his daughter Ava was seriously injured during a recent scooter accident.

Ribeiro said his youngest child was seriously injured a day before her first birthday and is currently facing a long road to recovery. “On Thursday, unfortunately, my daughter got injured and had to have emergency surgery,” Ribeiro said. “So it was a very stressful weekend. She fell and had basically road rash on her face and arm, and so they had to scalpel off all the skin.”

The famous actor from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” was visibly emotional as he described what happened to Ava. Consuelos asked him if she is going to be ok, to which he replied, “it’s going to be a long process.”

Ribeiro also took to social media to share his family’s traumatic story.

“Not the kind of day you want the day before turning 4,” wrote Ribeiro alongside a photograph that showed the extent of Ava’s injuries.

“Just want to give a heartfelt thank you to @kareskinmd for the emergency service and procedure to help lessen the likelihood of scaring,” he said.

The famous actor also credited his daughter for her courage through the painful process.

“So proud of how brave my baby girl was during the surgery,” he wrote to Instagram.

Ribeiro told the “Live with Kelly and Mark” audience that his wife had a premonition that something was going to happen to their daughter.

“The hard part of it is that my wife really listens to her intuitions and she actually on Thursday bought everyone into the kitchen and told everyone, ‘I have a feeling my daughter is going to the ER this week. Do not let her do anything that she can get hurt doing,” he said. (RELATED: ‘Moonshiners’ Star Craig Landry Suffers Gruesome Injuries After Electric Unicycle Crash)

“That obviously wasn’t listened to. And so my nanny was running back into the house to get pads and stuff and [Ava] went on a little sit-down scooter anyway,” he said on the show.

Ava continues to recover with her family by her side.