Lori Allen, the bridal shop owner who's starred on TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" for nine seasons, is recovering from serious injuries while filming an episode on Wednesday.
Allen tripped on the train of a wedding gown and suffered a brutal fall, her family explained in a statement, adding that the "extent of her injuries is not yet fully known." Her "Say Yes to the Dress" co-star, Monte Durham, son Cory, and the show's film crew quickly sprang into action to get help, and she was taken to an area hospital.
Her right wrist is broken, and her right arm and left wrist may be as well, the family said.
"Thankfully, her neck is not broken, just very sore," the statement continues. "She will more than likely need surgery on her right wrist. Right now, she is banged up and swollen, so we'll know more after further evaluation by a specialist on Monday."
@therealmontedurham and I have been best friends for over 20 years. We’re not related, even though many people ask. If we’re not together, we talk on the phone at least 3 times a day. I’m forever grateful for my bestie.
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Saying #hello to the amazing @bridalsbylori!
🎞 LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!!! It takes an army to get me ready, but today is the big day. Say Yes to Dress Atlanta is filming once again. We can’t wait to share our brides and lives with our fans again soon!!! ❤️
Day two of filming with my bestie! Looking forward to an action packed day! Can’t wait to meet our bride! #sayyestothedress #bridalsbylori #bridalfashion #syttd
Hello! The @bridalsbylori staff are taking over Lori's IG account to wish her a very happy birthday!! 🎉🎉🎂🎂🎈🎈 #loriburnsallen #loriallentv #happybirthday #syttd
Laughter is the BEST medicine, so let's all help Lori feel better today.
What's your favorite Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta moment from the past 10 seasons? Share here! #bridalsbylori #syttd #bestmoments
Update on Lori from her family:
Lori was injured today during filming for a scene of Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta. She tripped on the train of a gown and took a serious fall. Monte, the film crew, and her son, Cory, acted quickly to get help.
The extent of all of her injuries is not yet fully known, but we have confirmed that her right wrist is broken. Her right arm may be broken and left wrist may be broken as well. Thankfully, her neck is not broken, just very sore. She will more than likely need surgery on her right wrist. Right now, she is banged up and swollen, so we’ll know more after further evaluation by a specialist on Monday. She is in a lot of pain, but she is strong and will heal.
Thank you for all of your prayers and outreach! We sincerely appreciate all of your concern and well wishes. We'll keep you all updated as we learn more.
Business fashion for women over 50 can be challenging. You’ve probably noticed that the Bridals by Lori staff wears all black, and I stick to classic blazers, pencil skirts and stilettos- and the occasional fun dress like this one. If you’re in this age bracket, where do you like to shop? Do you find dressing stylishly to be a challenge?
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Happy Birthday to my wonderful son-in-law Jason! He is a loving husband and father, and we are so proud of him. Have a great day!
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Please help me wish my mom, Jean, a wonderful 85th birthday! She is the epitome of a southern belle, with her love of family, fine china, and jewelry. We just love and adore her. Happy Birthday, Mom!
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Filming is a blast! Today’s bride was trying on her dress for the first time since ordering! How did alterations go? Guess you’ll have to wait and see! #tlc #sayyestothedress #syttd #bridalsbylori #bridalfashion #alterations #syttdatlanta #atlanta
Having fun at the beach with the selfie stick! #imnotgoodatit #itshardsmilinginthesun
Chilling at The Grill (Capital) in Atlanta! Having a great night with my best bud. #syttd #tlc #friendship #besties
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"You all know Lori from TV and public appearances, and she is just the same in person," a separate official statement read. "Lori is a selfless, generous, and devoted wife, mother, and boss."
Viewers already know Allen is a tough cookie: She's spoken out about her battle with breast cancer, a diagnosis she received in 2012. In 2018, she marked four years being cancer-free.