Next season’s star of “The Bachelor,” Peter Weber, sustained a facial injury during production of the upcoming ABC dating series.
“Peter suffered a freak accident. He got a cut on his head, he did get stitches but he’s 100% OK and production is already back underway,” said longtime “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison. “He’s still the dashing, handsome pilot we’ve all dreamed of.”
ABC and Warner Bros. declined to comment.
Weber, 28, was announced as the star of Season 24 of “The Bachelor” in September during the finale of “Bachelor in Paradise.” He was the third runner up on the last season of “The Bachelorette,” which finished airing at the end of July. He is perhaps best remembered for spending a night in a windmill with that season’s “Bachelorette” Hannah Brown.
Weber’s season is set to premiere in January 2020.
Here’s Peter’s bio from ABC, for those of you who didn’t watch Hannah’s season and don’t know about the windmill:
A native of Westlake Village, California, Peter, 28, grew up just minutes from “The Bachelor” mansion. He was raised with a strong example of the marriage he wants by his loving parents. Having met while working on the same flight over 30 years ago, Peter’s parents have set the perfect example of lasting love. He and his brother, Jack, followed in their parents footsteps, developing a passion for aviation. At 23, Peter was working as a pilot; and by 25, he landed his dream job as captain for a major commercial airline. All that is missing now is someone with whom to share his life.
When Peter isn’t flying for work or fun, he is embracing his mother’s Cuban culture in the kitchen or letting loose on the dance floor. This hopeless romantic is eager to find his co-pilot to join him for a life full of love, laughter, dancing and adventure. Watch Peter’s love story take off in January!