New Bachelor Peter Weber Gets Stitches After Splitting Face Open Ahead of Filming

Peter Weber was reportedly rushed to the hospital on Monday after he split his head open while playing golf in Costa Rica

New Bachelor Peter Weber is on the mend after undergoing emergency surgery in Costa Rica, PEOPLE confirms.

During a game of golf on Monday, the ABC leading man split his head open after he fell and hit his head on multiple cocktail glasses, Radar Online reports.

“He went to step on the cart but fell and and split his face open on two cocktail glasses he was carrying,” a source told the outlet.

As a result of the nasty injury, Weber, 27, reportedly traveled two hours to a hospital for an operation in which he received 22 stitches in his face.

“He is pulling through,” a second source told Radar.

THE BACHELORETTE - Hannah Brown caught the eye of Colton Underwood early on during the 23rd season of "The Bachelor," showing him, and all of America, what Alabama Hannah is made of - a fun country girl who is unapologetically herself. After being sent home unexpectedly, Hannah took the time to reflect on her breakup, gaining a powerful understanding of her desire to be deeply and fiercely loved. Now, with a newfound sense of self and a little southern charm, she is more ready than ever to find her true love on the milestone 15th season of "The Bachelorette." (ABC/Ed Herrera) PETER
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The incident occurred one day before the women competing on his season were supposed to arrive in Costa Rica, according to Radar.

During the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise in September, ABC announced that Weber — a.k.a. “Pilot Pete” — would be handing out the roses for the ABC series’ 24th season, which premieres in January 2020.

“It’s still hitting me right now, and I feel so grateful right now just to have this opportunity in front of me,” Weber told host Chris Harrison at the end of the reunion episode. “I feel emotional right now. This is crazy. This is life-changing. I have truly, my entire life, looked forward to finding my girl, and that first person that I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with. … I have all the faith in the world that this can work for me, and I know it’s going to.”

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Peter Weber and Hannah Brown. John Fleenor/ABC

The airplane pilot from Westlake Village, California, placed third on Hannah Brown‘s season of The Bachelorette. Weber won viewers’ hearts all the way to his devastating elimination during the show’s finale, and fans had been ramping up their impassioned pleas for him to become Bachelor on social media.

Asked what he learned from his relationship with Brown, Weber told Harrison: “From night one with that first toast to the very end when I said goodbye to her, she was 100 percent unapologetically herself, and I love that. And that’s something that I definitely want to carry forward with my journey now.”

Shortly after the Bachelorette finale, Weber told PEOPLE he’d definitely be on board to be Bachelor if asked.

“I know this whole situation didn’t work out the way I was hoping, but Hannah truly showed me a different love than I had ever felt,” he told PEOPLE exclusively. “So it’s given me hope that I have more love to find. I wouldn’t say no to trying it again because I know the experience works. And I’m hopeful that my person is right around the corner.”

Weber is also known for being the man Brown had sex with in a windmillfour times! — during their Fantasy Suite date. His time on the show wasn’t without controversy, though. Similar to Brown’s brief fiancé Jed Wyatt, a woman claimed she’d been seeing Weber when he left to shoot The Bachelorette.

He denied her claims in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, saying, “There was a lot of truth to what she said in her story, but there is also a lot of truth that wasn’t mentioned. The show had absolutely nothing to do with me ending that relationship.”

Season 24 of The Bachelor will premiere on Jan. 6, 2020 on ABC.

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