Teen Mom star Maci Bookout's brother Matt Bookout was badly injured in a dirt bike accident last week, but the MTV personality reports that her sibling is recovering nicely.
According to reality website The Ashley, Matt was dirt biking without a helmet when he crashed near his family's Tennessee home. His skull was fractured in four places. Luckily, Matt was able to get to the hospital quickly and Maci reports that he's due to make a full recovery.
Dirt biking seems to be the Bookout family hobby of choice. Maci met her ex-fiance and the father of her son, Ryan Edwards, through the activity. Their little boy Bentley has already had his first lessons.
Although Maci and her big brother Matt are close, Matt chose not to appear on Teen Mom or in Maci's original episode of 16 and Pregnant, so many fans didn't know much about him.
The 22-year-old MTV star took to Twitter to keep her followers posted about Matt's progress. He is now out of the hospital and spending the weekend in a remote - and internet-free! - getaway with his family.
the bookout's have had one hell of a week.. so ready for a long weekend in the mountains.. no phone service.. just family, beer, & nature!— Maci Bookout (@MaciBookoutMTV) October 17, 2013
so happy to have my brother home with us.. cant express how thankful i am to still have him & for all of the prayers! #roadtorecovery— Maci Bookout (@MaciBookoutMTV) October 14, 2013
Maci was one of the cast members of the original MTV series Teen Mom, alongside Farrah Abraham, Catelynn Lowell, and Amber Portwood. Though the show ended after four seasons, Maci is still involved with MTV and hosts episodes of the Teen Mom 3 aftershow. She also had her own special, Being Maci, updating viewers on her life since the series finale.
We wish Matt a speedy recovery and hope that he and all other dirt bikers remember to wear their helmets from now on.