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Source: National Geographic

Here's Why 'Life Below Zero' Star Andy Bassich Is on Crutches

By Anna Quintana

Viewers of Life Below Zero were glad to see Andy Bassich back in Alaska, but there was something different about the 61-year-old — he was using crutches. 

So, what happened to Andy on Life Below Zero

Well, it turns out Andy had to leave the Last Frontier to treat a hip injury he sustained in the winter. 

"I've been gone for six months due to a really bad hip injury," he told cameras. "Couldn't get the treatment I needed in Alaska so I headed down to Florida to get the treatment I needed and spent the last six months with my girlfriend Denise."