Marc Summers, host of the hit Food Network show "Unwapped," revealed that he is healing well after surgery following a car crash in Philadelphia.
Summers, who is also known for his stint hosting the Nickelodeon show "Double Dare," was riding in a Philadelphia taxi on Friday when the car hydroplaned and crashed. Summers smashed his face into the car's plastic divider, in a collision that he says "wiped out" half of his face.
"Everything on the left side [of my face] from my eye socket down was just wiped out," Summers said in an interview with People magazine. "My eye socket got all swollen. I'm having trouble seeing completely out of the left eye. ... There's lots of titanium and screws in my face."
"I was pretty lucky that I didn't have brain damage," Summers added.
Summers was returning from filming an episode of "Restaurant Impossible," and, though he says he remembers events surrounding the crash, the wreck itself and moment of impact are all a blur to Summers.
"I knew when [the driver] lost control that I was in trouble. I was on the phone with my supervising producer, and I said, 'Oh my God, we're going to crash!' " he recalls. "Next thing I knew, I woke up and had blood all over me."
Though the wreck has caused plenty of speculation that Summers will be permanently disfigured in some way, the veteran TV host refutes these claims. "Stop buying into the slow news silliness online," he tweeted. "Swelling needs to go down. Pain needs to go away. They say in three months I will look fine."
Summers spent plenty of recovery time on Twitter, thanking fans for their support individually, as well as cracking jokes about the incident.
"Appreciate all the good wishes from everyone. Pain a little less each day," Summers tweeted. "Will you help me in a campaign to rid cabs of plastic partitions?"