HUFFINGTON POST
06/27/2010 10:39 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Morimoto Wrist Surgery: Iron Chef Recovers From Fall Fall

Iron Chef competitor Masaharu Morimoto's career nearly came crashing down last fall. The Japanese sushi chef was getting out of a hot tub in a New Jersey spa when he slipped on a wet floor and landed backwards on his right wrist.

"I knew right away that I had broken it," Morimoto told PEOPLE. "I thought, 'What if I can't go back to the kitchen?' My wrist is very important to me - it's my world, my job, my life."

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