- Simone Biles said in an Instagram story this week that she broke a rib during a gymnastics tour following the 2016 Olympics.
- She said she immediately heard a “crack,” but continued to perform for more than a week.
- “Y’all feel it’s okay to give your unwarranted opinion when you have no idea half the things we go through,” she wrote on Instagram.
Simone Biles says she broke a rib during the post-Olympics US gymnastics tour in 2016, and continued to perform despite the pain.
Biles revealed the injury in a now-expired Instagram story that was posted earlier this week.
“As soon as I landed the Biles in one of the shows I immediately felt it ‘crack.’ I couldn’t breathe but I continued the rest of the show,” she said. “I believe we had just under two weeks of tour left.”
Biles said that after the tour, she then flew to New York for a book tour, and sought medical help when she got home.
She then used the poop emoji, saying it was things like that “y’all never know about but y’all feel it’s okay to give your unwarranted opinion when you have no idea half the things we go through behind closed doors.”
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Biles, who has been open on Instagram about her injuries since she withdrew from the a number of events at the Tokyo Olympics over the summer, previously spoke about the rib injury in an interview with Daily Mail chief sports feature writer Riath Al-Samarrai in 2019.
“Pain is just something I live with and that is pretty odd for my age, right? It feels weird if I’m not in pain,” she said at the time.