Walsh breaks an ankle while taping

From Associated Press

Television host John Walsh broke his left ankle in three places trying to mimic a young skateboarder on his syndicated show, a spokesman said.

Walsh fell down a skate ramp Thursday at the Chelsea Piers sports complex in Manhattan, where he was taping an episode of “The John Walsh Show,” show spokesman Gary Rosen said.

The skateboarder had just completed his stunt when Walsh, 57, decided to try it himself, Rosen said. The accident was taped, and the episode is scheduled to air May 16, Rosen said. The show airs here weekdays at 10 a.m. on KNBC-TV Channel 4.

Walsh, who also hosts Fox’s “America’s Most Wanted,” is expected to make a full recovery, Rosen said.