The fiancée of Outback Truckers’ Paul ‘Sludge’ Andrews has revealed that the reality star is about to be transferred to a brain rehabilitation hospital after sustaining serious head injuries in a motorcycle accident.
The much-loved trucker was rushed to the hospital two weeks ago after suffering head injuries, multiple broken bones, torn ligaments, bruises and abrasions in the accident.
His fiancee, Wendy Kennedy, has revealed that he will be transferred to Fiona Stanley Brain Rehabilitation Center in south Perth on Friday as he begins his long road to recovery.
“This is a very difficult time,” Ms Kennedy told Daily Mail Australia.
‘It’s going to be a very long and slow road to his recovery.
“It’s amazing how life can change in an instant.”
The latest health hiccup comes after Sludge broke his ribs and bled into his lungs earlier this year, several months after he popped the question to his longtime partner.
Outback Truckers star Paul ‘Sludge’ Andrews is pictured with his fiancée, Wendy Kennedy.
The popular reality star is on the mend after being badly injured in a serious accident.
Wendy broke the news about the scary accident in a Facebook post Tuesday night, saying she had miraculously survived.
“If Sludge has not responded to your messages, it is because on Saturday, March 4, he had a very serious motorcycle accident,” he wrote.
He is very lucky to be alive.
‘He is still hospitalized but he will recover, but it will be a very slow and long recovery and rehabilitation.
Rest assured, I will take very good care of him when he can come home.
He has suffered head injuries between several broken bones, torn ligaments, and many bruises and abrasions.
It’s been a very stressful time, but I thought all of you would like to know where he’s been and what’s happened.
The post was inundated with messages from hundreds of supporters.
‘Good luck, Sludge, on your journey to recovery. Hope all goes well, it’ll be great to see you back mate,” wrote one.
Sludge’s fiancee Wendy (left) revealed that he has a long road to recovery ahead of him.
Born and raised in New Zealand, Sludge has been shipping cargo across Oceania for over three decades and owns Paul Andrews Transport.
He appeared on the popular reality series Outback Truckers.
Hauling fuel tanker trains to mining sites in WA with his signature purple 2008 Peterbilt 379 Extended Hood truck named the Phantom, Mr. Andrews became famous throughout the world for his loving personality and hard-working attitude.
Outback Truckers is now showing in 15 countries around the world, including the US, UK, New Zealand and many European nations.
He loves motorcycles as much as trucks.
“Sludge has always liked the adrenaline rush he gets from anything with high power,” his website states.
“He races his nitro Harley Davidson on dirt tracks and loves his Honda motorcycles.”
He proposed to his longtime partner, Wendy, in November.
“Well I finally got up the courage to ask the love of my life to marry me and she said yes, looking forward to our new life,” she said at the time.
Paul ‘Sludge’ Andrews is famous for his distinctive purple truck The Phantom
Paul ‘Sludge’ Andrews has worked in freight transportation for over three decades.
In an interview with Daily Mail Australia last June, he warned that the transport sector was crippled by spiraling costs that could drive smaller operators out of the industry and leave supermarket shelves empty.
“The cost of transporting stuff is skyrocketing because the price of fuel goes up and up every day,” Sludge said.
“And once the fuel goes up, all the transportation costs go up and now the parts are much more expensive as well.
‘This has to be added somewhere. That money can’t just disappear. So the prices in your local stores are going up and that’s probably going to continue and there’s nothing we can do about it.’
He revealed in another interview that he learned to read and write 15 years ago.
My children taught me to read, but I have done well. I love what I do and I get to travel the country,” he told Big Rigs.
‘It’s been a great race for me. I think we need to show young people that you don’t have to go to the mines to earn good money. Even if you’re not the smartest kid in school, you can still have a great career as a truck driver.’
Sludge proposed to his partner Wendy (pictured together) in November