Cult writer and journalist Hunter S Thompson has broken his leg following an accident last Friday (12DEC03).

The Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas author slipped and fell badly in his hotel room in Waikiki, Honolulu, where he was covering the city's marathon for ESPN.COM.

Worried wife ANITA took the 66-year-old home to their Aspen, Colorado property on Tuesday (16DEC03) where he will almost certainly need corrective surgery to prevent any long term damage.

Anita says, "The first few days he was in a lot of pain. But he is a fast healer."

17/12/2003 17:21