Footy Show host injured in freak accident on Gold Coast golf course

THE Footy Show host Paul “Fatty” Vautin has miraculously escaped serious injury after he was struck by a falling tree branch on a storm-ravaged Gold Coast golf course.

The freak accident happened at The Grand at Gilston on Thursday when a branch speared through a golf buggy, clipping the popular television host on the lower neck.

Vautin was treated at the scene by two-off duty doctors for an “abrasion” to the neck before he was taken to the Pindara Private Hospital where he spent the night under observation for a suspected fracture.


He was released on Friday and is expected to make a full recovery.