What happened to Ladd Drummond?

What happened to Ladd Drummond?

May 1, 2022

AFTER a freak crash left Ree Drummond's husband with a broken neck, the Pioneer Woman star has taken the time to update fans on his recovery status.

Ladd Drummond and his nephew Caleb suffered a terrible accident back in March of 2021.

Who is Ladd Drummond?

Ladd Drummond, 53, was born in Nebraska as one of three sons.

He is a partner in Drummond Land & Cattle Co – a company founded by Chuck, Tim, and Ladd Drummond in the early 1990s.

The company's headquarters are in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, where Ladd lives with his family.

Ladd married Ree Drummond on September 21, 1996, after the two met at a bar.

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According to her Pioneer Woman blog, Ree was out with friends when she met a man "wearing a pair of Wrangler jeans and cowboy boots, sipping on bottled beer."

Since then, the couple has been married for over two decades.

Ladd's net worth is estimated to be around $200million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

What happened to Ladd Drummond?

The Pioneer Woman star's husband broke his neck in a crash on March 10, 2021.

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Ladd and their nephew, Caleb, were involved in a horrific truck crash at the family’s ranch in Oklahoma as the pair battled a fire on the property. 

Ladd was traveling northbound and Caleb was driving southbound when they collided due to high winds and low visibility, first responders said.

The hard impact ejected Ree's nephew 70 feet from the truck and he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Caleb, 22, suffered a few broken ribs and a severe concussion.

Ladd "refused" medical attention on the scene and was able to drive himself to the hospital.

Ree explained in the blog post: "This was partly because he wanted the paramedics to focus on Caleb, partly because he was still a little stunned by the accident, and partly because cowboys don't like to admit when they're hurt."

Ladd learned of his injuries at the hospital and went into surgery, where a few rods and "other hardware" were used to stabilize his severe fracture.

Has Ladd Drummond recovered from his injuries?

On a blog post shared on March 26, 2022, a little over a year after Ladd's accident, Ree shared that her husband Ladd is "doing great" and is basically back to his old routines.

The 53-year-old wrote in her blog that it "is pretty remarkable" to see Ladd back in his groove.

"He's lifting weights. He's riding his horse. He's feeding cattle and doing all the work on the ranch he always did," Ree wrote. 

"Sure, his neck is still a little stiff and probably always will be.

"He can no longer whip his head around when I call 'Oh, Honey????? Can you do me a favor????' from the other room. (And this is probably okay with him, haha)," she added.

"So all in all, I'm giving thanks today Ladd is pretty much back to normal…just in time for spring burning to start, by the way. I repeat: Jesus take the wheel."

How many children do Ladd and Ree Drummond have?

Ladd and Ree Drummond have a total of four children.

Alex Drummond, 24, is their oldest child born on June 25, 1997. She got married last May to her now-husband, Mauricio Scott.

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Paige Drummond, 22, is the second oldest daughter.

Bryce Drummond, 19, and Todd Drummond, 18, are the young men of the family.

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