How Bachelor Peter Weber Got His 'Character Building' 22-Stitch Forehead Scar In A Freak Golf Cart Accident

Bachelor Peter Weber talks about his scar on Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC

This week, The Bachelor 2020 finally showed the episode where Peter Weber got his new Harry Potter forehead scar. Apparently the injury was "character building," according to ABC, and I'll just go ahead and accept that.

Trouble is, the injury happened during one the rare occasions when The Bachelor was not filming, so there were no cameras on the actual "freak accident" itself. Or so we thought! Thankfully, it looks like the show managed to nab surveillance footage to show how Peter fought that puma, er, golf cart. We know Peter’s forehead injury happened in Costa Rica on a day off filming, October 7. (The Bachelor Season 24 filmed from September-November 2019.)

According to Bachelor Peter himself, he was in a golf cart and banged his head as he was getting in. The golf cart wasn't even moving, he's just that clumsy. He "Hulk smashed" a glass into his forehead and sliced it up, requiring 22 stitches and leaving a scar on his forehead. That's the story he told Jimmy Kimmel during that interview where Kimmel "predicted" who Peter picks in the end, whether correct or not.

In October, when the accident happened, RadarOnline reported that Bachelor Peter had to be rushed two hours to a hospital to be operated on by a surgeon who specialized in such injuries.

After the injury made news, Bachelor Peter tried to downplay its significance to People:

Honestly, it was just a freak accident. It really wasn’t as bad of an injury as people thought. ... I bumped my head on the top of the cart. As I reacted, I put my head down and brought my hand up, but I had a glass in my hand…[The glass] shattered and ended up slicing my forehead open. I felt zero pain. I think my adrenaline was going like crazy. It wasn’t until a couple hours in when it just kind of settled down. But the actual act of it, though, there was no pain. Blood everywhere, but no pain!

Bachelor Peter said he had an amazing plastic surgeon and "now, I got a good battle scar. It’s a memory that will always remind me of this journey!"

And he was right back to work on The Bachelor the next day, going on a date.

Mild SPOILERS AHEAD for The Bachelor 2020. Stop reading now if you don't want any.

Bachelor Peter had two one-on-one dates in Costa Rica -- one with Sydney and one with Kelley. They both got roses. There was also a swimsuit fashion shoot group date before the rose ceremony. That was all shown February 3 with more drama to come on Wednesday's February 5 episode. Yes, two episodes this week and possibly 10 women leaving in one week.

The Bachelor usually only airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC but this week only we also have a Wednesday episode at 8 p.m. This is all leading toward a mysterious finale, with Chris Harrison giving Bachelor Peter some kind of news at the final rose ceremony, leading to an abnormal ending.

Gina Carbone

Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.