MURRAY, UTAH – Fort St. John speedskater and Olympic medallist Denny Morrison says he’s in a Utah hospital after suffering a stroke.The 30-year-old Morrison tweeted from his official Twitter account on Saturday night at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, two days after he was expected to complete a 25-day mountain bike ride from Arizona to Utah.Only 11 months ago Morrison was in the hospital after he sustained serious injuries from a motorcycle accident.Almost a year post accident. And done mountain biking 800 miles across Arizona, I’m back in a Hospital bed again. Had a stroke today ????????— Denny Morrison (@Denny_Morrison) April 24, 2016- Advertisement -Speed Skating Canada had no immediate information regarding Morrison’s tweet.Advertisement Less than a year after serious injuries from a motorcycle wreck that nearly ended not just his speedskating career but his life, the decorated Olympian raced a men’s 1,000 metres at the Olympic Oval in Calgary this past March.
After the big 50th anniversary bonanza last month featuring the return of David Tennant as the Doctor, the last story Matt Smith’s iteration of the Doctor has to tell will unfold on Christmas during the holiday special this year. Perhaps not as much of a blockbuster as the 50th anniversary, the special will (likely) see Matt Smith die and regenerate as the new Peter Capaldi incarnation of the long-running show’s titular character.The short trailer features everyone’s favorite (or most annoying) enemies of the series — the Daleks and the Cybermen, with their grating (or ominous) repeating lines of extermination and deletion. The Christmas special will officially show off Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, as a close-up of his eyes were only briefly shown in the 50th anniversary episode.It isn’t exactly clear if Capaldi will officially be the Doctor as we know him — show-runner Steven Moffat has made some cryptic statements lately regarding the chronology of the Doctor’s regenerations. Matt Smith is technically the 13th incarnation of the Doctor — and in the extremely loose and rarely consistent series lore, the Doctor can only regenerate 12 times, so Matt Smith’s 13th incarnation should be the Doctor’s last. We know Peter Capaldi will be taking Smith’s place, so either the show will pull some technicality like it did with John Hurt’s 50th anniversary War Doctor, or it will simply break its own lore like it does on a regular basis because nothing is concrete in Doctor Who, regardless of what the writers say.If Tennant and Smith got you used to a young, dreamy doctor and you aren’t quite sure what to make of the older Capaldi just yet, keep in mind that he has won an Academy Award, so he’ll be bringing a high pedigree to the timey wimey series.The Christmas special, The Time of the Doctor, will air on December 25 at 9PM EST on BBC America.