Bear Grylls injured in Antarctica

'Man vs. Wild' star was on expedition unrelated to show

Bear Grylls, host of Discovery Channel's "Man vs. Wild," was injured Friday night while on an expedition in Antarctica unrelated to his duties for the network.

Grylls sustained a fall that resulted in a shoulder injury while taking part in an expedition for Ethanol Ventures to promote the potential of alternative energies like bioethanol, Discovery said in a statement.

Grylls on Sunday was headed to the U.K. to get medical attention. The severity of the injury wasn't immediately released.

"Bear has a strong religious faith and a loving family to help speed his recovery," Discovery said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Bear as he makes the long trip back to the U.K."

The Antarctica expedition was raising money for Global Angels, an international charity that champions the needs of children. Grylls has supported the charity for the past few years.
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