Sally Bercow breaks leg in nine places in another skiing accident after quitting The Jump

'It felt like my leg was hanging off,' she said after being airlifted to hospital

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Sally Bercow has broken her leg in nine places in her second skiing accident in just five weeks.

The 45-year-old, wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, was on holiday in the Austrian Alps with their three children when she fell while skiing down a red route, the Daily Mail reported.

Footage of the aftermath of the accident on Tuesday showed her being airlifted from the slopes to a hospital in Lienz, dangling from the helicopter on a stretcher attended by two paramedics.

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Mrs Bercow was skiing in the Austrian alps

“I don’t really know what happened but I had just switched to racing skis and they are a bit faster than I am used to,” Mrs Bercow told the Daily Mail.

“I knew immediately it was bad. It felt like my leg was hanging off.

“I was in total agony. As soon as the paramedics arrived I told them to hit me with some morphine. I don’t really remember much about it after that.”

Mrs Bercow broke two ribs in another fall last month while training for Channel 4 show The Jump.

She was forced to pull out of the competition and has since been replaced by model Jodie Kidd.

The former Labour candidate hopes to be out of hospital by Sunday but said it will take weeks to get back on her feet after surgery to insert pins and a metal plate.

Her husband, John Bercow, had not accompanied his family on holiday because of the upcoming general election but had been monitoring her progress by phone, The Times reported.

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