By Julia Crumpleman
HONOLULU – Actor Kelsey Grammar was hospitalized today after falling down into a cave on the island of Oahu. No major injuries were reported.
The actor best known for portraying the role of Dr. Frasier Crane on Cheers and Frasier for twenty years was on a hike with his wife and friends when he slipped and fell. Grammar, who maintains a residence in Hawaii, suffered a heart attack in 2008, and he’s been taking hikes to maintain his health. But this fall was not what the doctor ordered.
“We were just hiking along this path near his house,” said Mark Platt, one of Grammar’s companions. “We’ve been on this trail several times, actually, but we took a fork that was new to all of us, and that’s when Kelsey just slipped and fell down some rocks.”
Platt was able to find a safer route to the cave and found that Grammar only fell about thirty feet. Grammar was lying on the ground, staring at a statue that Platt described as “the Tiki idol from the Brady Bunch Hawaii episodes”. Platt apparently had to snap Grammar back to reality and helped him out of the cave.
Despite some bumps and bruises, Grammar is expected to make a full recovery and will be able to return home soon.