Tom Daley’s husband Dustin Lance Black recovering in Greece after suffering a ‘serious head injury’

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
The couple are currently in Greece in hopes of speeding up Dustin’s recovery after a head injury

Tom Daley’s husband Dustin Lance Black has revealed that he has a “long” recovery ahead, after sustaining a “serious head injury”.

The US screenwriter, 48, and Olympic diver Tom Daley, 28, live in Southwark, London with their four-year-old son Robbie.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Dustin took to Instagram to explain that he recently suffered a head injury, which has meant that he has had to travel to Greece to rehabilitate.

Alongside a series of beach snaps, he wrote: “So I vanished for a while…a month ago I sustained a serious head injury that put me out of commission.

Dustin suffered from a serious head injury and is recovering in Greece. Dustin suffered from a serious head injury and is recovering in Greece.
Dustin suffered from a serious head injury and is recovering in Greece. | Getty Images

“Showing little improvement, my doctors ordered me to shut off my brain in hopes of it healing. This has been a challenging, frightening time for a creative who depends on what’s in his skull to work, care and love.”

Dustin, who is known for writing the film Milk, went on to say that his husband Tom made the decision to take him to Greece to help the recovery process.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

He continued: “And now I understand the road back will be long. But this week my sweet, over the top husband took us to the Greek Islands to make me shut off.

Dustin is a US screenwriter known for the film Milk. Dustin is a US screenwriter known for the film Milk.
Dustin is a US screenwriter known for the film Milk. | Getty Images

“I can already feel this trip is a step in the right direction, and I finally feel sage sharing a bit again.

“Thank you for all of your love and patience. More to come. Promise.”

Dustin did not reveal how he was injured in the post, but shared four photos of himself and his husband enjoying the sun in Greece.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Fellow Team GB diver Matty Lee wrote: “Jheez! Looking good Lance.”

Dustin has not shared what the cause of his head injury was. Dustin has not shared what the cause of his head injury was.
Dustin has not shared what the cause of his head injury was. | Getty Images

Great British Bake Off contestant Rahul Mandal said: “Get well soon! Sending loads of love.”

Author Isabel Sandoval commented: “Hope you feel better soon, Lance. Take care.”

Tom and Dustin met back in 2013, they were engaged in 2015 and married in 2017 - they tied the knot at Bovey Castle in Devon.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The couple share a child who was conceived via a surrogate in 2018.

Tom and Dustin first met in 2013 and now have a four year old son together. Tom and Dustin first met in 2013 and now have a four year old son together.
Tom and Dustin first met in 2013 and now have a four year old son together. | Getty Images

Like many modern celebrity parents they have chosen to keep the identity of their child offline in the name of privacy.

Dustin is a celebrated activist in the LGBTQIA+ community and a founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights.

His upbringing in Texas is the subject of a new documentary named Mama’s Boy which will premiere in October 2022.

It follows Dustin’s experience in the Mormon church during his youth and how the religious community impacted his sexuality and self expression.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.