Lindsey Vonn shows off nasty-looking jellyfish sting that she received while wakesurfing: 'How concerned should I be?'

Former Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn revealed she was ‘stung by a massive jellyfish’ while wakesurfing. 

On Wednesday, the 38-year-old Olympic champion shared a series of snaps of her wound, that looked like a rash with red and purple patches. 

‘What started off as a great day ended in a giant jellyfish sting/bite… I literally rode over it as I was getting up on the wake surf board,’ she captioned a slideshow on Instagram. 

She went on to thank her more than 2.2 million Instagram followers and ‘everyone who gave advice on remedies.’

‘Think it’s gonna leave a mark for a while… at least I caught some waves before!’ she said of her painful-looking injury. 

Ouch! Former Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn revealed she was 'stung by a massive jellyfish' while wakesurfing

Ouch! Former Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn revealed she was ‘stung by a massive jellyfish’ while wakesurfing

Painful: On Wednesday, the 38-year-old Olympic champion shared a series of snaps of her wound, that looked like a rash with red and purple patches

Painful: On Wednesday, the 38-year-old Olympic champion shared a series of snaps of her wound, that looked like a rash with red and purple patches

She was stung on the back of her upper thigh. 

Her post comes less than 24 hours after asking fans for ‘any tips’ to soothe the pain.

On her Instagram Story, the retired athlete revealed she tried ‘the hot water soak.’

After her leg and the area around her injury started to look more swollen, she asked her followers ‘how concerned’ she should be. 

In July, the Saint Paul native detailed her complete knee surgery experience. 

‘Hey guys, just letting you know. I’m out of surgery. It went well,’ she posted on Instagram Story. 

Vonn, who retired in 2019 citing her injuries, added: ‘I’m here, still kicking. Appreciate all of the support.’

In a separate post provided additional details about the knee surgery, the best-selling author said she had been ‘dealing with all the damage from’ her ‘ski racing career.’

'What started off as a great day ended in a giant jellyfish sting/bite… I literally rode over it as I was getting up on the wake surf board,' she captioned a slideshow on Instagram

‘What started off as a great day ended in a giant jellyfish sting/bite… I literally rode over it as I was getting up on the wake surf board,’ she captioned a slideshow on Instagram

Looking for solutions: She went on to thank her more than 2.2 million Instagram followers and 'everyone who gave advice on remedies'

Looking for solutions: She went on to thank her more than 2.2 million Instagram followers and ‘everyone who gave advice on remedies’

After ‘trying to manage the pain as best’ as she could for years, Vonn said surgery was ‘hopefully a big step to help’ her recovery ‘long term.’

‘Feeling excited about this step and hopefully being in less pain so I can do the things I love,’ she concluded. 

Lindsey previously confirmed in March 2022 that she had another knee procedure to help repair damage near her lateral collateral ligament.

Last October, the retired skier opened up about being diagnosed with depression.

On the mend: In July, the Saint Paul native detailed her complete knee surgery experience

On the mend: In July, the Saint Paul native detailed her complete knee surgery experience

World class: Lindsey, shown in February 2019 in Sweden, won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics

World class: Lindsey, shown in February 2019 in Sweden, won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics

While appearing as a guest on MSNBC’s limited series Deadline: Special Report she spoke with reporter Nicolle Wallace about her mental health journey.

‘I was diagnosed with depression and given medication and I still resisted therapy because I still thought there was nothing wrong with me. And there is nothing wrong with me!’ she emphasized.

Lindsey initially spoke publicly about her depression while speaking to People back in 2012, but she said the topic needs to be normalized.

About her diagnosis, Lindsey told Nicolle: ‘I really only went to the doctor because a friend of mine had been diagnosed with depression and had really similar symptoms.

‘I went in like, ‘I’m just gonna get this done with so I can confirm that I’m fine. Everything’s fine. There’s nothing wrong with me,” she admitted.

The Olympic gold medalist noted that there’s still stigma surrounding conversations about mental health, particularly in the sports industry.

‘It’s viewed as you can’t be a strong athlete if you’re depressed. You can’t be strong and have weakness,’ she detailed.

Lindsey acknowledged and praised athletes like Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka for prioritising their mental health.

source: dailymail.co.uk