Heather Mills in Ski Accident training for Paralympics

Posted By: The Ski Channel on May 12, 2011 10:22 am

The former model and ex-wife of The Beatles’ music man Paul McCartney who recently became engaged to marry for a third time, is recuperating in Austria after slamming into a steel-hard plastic pole while racing down the Alpine slopes. 

A prosthetic leg user, Mills sustained a fractured right shoulder blade in the accident and was airlifted by helicopter to a hospital in the southern city of Lienz, a hospital spokesman said. “That’s skiing, you know,” Mills said.

She was released Thursday morning and is expected to make a full recovery. It’s not clear if she’s still in Austria or is heading back to her homeland of Britain. She has been training to compete in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games and recently purchased a house in southern Austria.