Family of Oscar Pistorius Denies Suicide Attempt Rumors After He's Treated for 'Wrist Injury'
Oscar Pistorius has been treated at a hospital after suffering an injury in prison.
The once-celebrated athlete, who is serving six years in a South African prison for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was treated for a wrist injury he suffered in his cell.
The nature of the injury remains unknown and its location on Pistorius' body lead to speculation that the 29-year-old tried to kill himself.
His brother, Carl Pistorius, took to Twitter to quash those rumors on Suday.
"Jenna and I have just seen Oscar and he is doing well given the circumstances. He was in good spirit. I know that there are reports saying that he had tried to injure himself - they are completely untrue and sensational. All other crazy and unreliable news stories are also baseless. He slipped in his cell and injured himself, nothing serious. Please don’t believe the media reports. It was great to see him. He sends love to everyone, especially Aimee," read the statement.
Pistorius told officials that he suffered the injuries after falling out of bed, according to a spokesman for the South Africa's correctional services department.
The former track star was initially treated by medical staff at the prison in Pretoria, and then transferred to a hospital, an official said. Pistorius was returned to his cell on Saturday, and an investigation is underway.
Pistorius, a double amputee known as “Blade Runner,” claimed he shot Steenkamp through the locked door of his bathroom on Valentine’s Day 2013 because he believed she was an intruder.