‘are you the one? ’ bonus scene: ethan describes the night his legs snapped in half

Around the “Are You the One?” house, Ethan‘s known as a fearless outdoorsman, but he revealed to perfect match Amber on the latest episode that an accident in the not-too-distant past nearly left him unable to walk. We didn’t get to hear the gritty details on the show, but in the online-exclusive bonus scene below, Ethan tells the gruesome story of how his bottom half snapped in two.

Apparently, on a very unfortunate New Year’s Eve a couple of years ago, Ethan had a few too many, and suddenly, an overwhelming need to steal a bike from a nearby balcony had him Spider-Manning up the side of an apartment complex. After successfully ascending to the third floor, he says he finally got the wheels he was after, but the space’s owner caught him red-handed. When Ethan saw that he had no place to hide, he drunkenly JUMPED, and it was all downhill from there. “I hit the pavement in the middle of the road, and my legs just fold over on top of me,” he recalls to PaigeColeysiaKayla and Adam in the clip. “Imagine you chop a piece of wood with an axe, and it splits into two pieces. That was my leg up to my knee.”

Since facing the once-real possibility that he’d spend the rest of his days in a wheelchair, Ethan says he’s come to appreciate life much differently, and doesn’t take much for granted. Check out his whole story, and remember, if you’ve had a few and are too tired to walk home, CALL A CAB!