Man helps fiancée with housework for first time – and ends up breaking his leg
Bethan Lewis Watling, 24, found her partner, Nathan Marsh, 26, at the bottom of the stairs after he took a tumble while ‘reluctantly’ vacuuming upstairs in August 2021
A man ended up in hospital after ‘reluctantly’ helping his fiancé with the housework – as he fell down the stairs and broke his leg.
Nathan Marsh, 26, is due to marry his partner, Bethan Lewis Watling, and she decided to whip him into shape and get him involved with chores around the house.
She sent him to hoover upstairs and soon he was complaining of an injury, and Bethan assumed Nathan was just pretending so he could get out of more work.
But it turns out he had actually broken two bones in his leg, after somehow falling down the stairs, so she called him an ambulance and he was taken to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Wales, for treatment.
Bethan, from Rhondda, Wales, said: “At first I didn’t believe him – I thought he was pulling a fast one. Looking back, it’s quite hilarious really.
“I even warned him about being careful around the vacuum cord in case he tripped. He’s completely recovered now and doing fine – it hasn’t got him out of doing the housework though.”
Bethan and Nathan, who isn’t currently working, have lived together for the last two years.
According to Bethan, who studies barbering at Bridgend College, Wales, Nathan has never been a fan of housework and tries to avoid doing chores.
On this occasion, Bethan convinced him to help with the hoovering for the ‘first time’ and he started at the top of the stairs but didn’t get very far when he tripped and fell.
She said: “He had a bit of a moan about hoovering but managed to do some. Then I heard a massive crash and thought he’d fallen through the ceiling.
“When I found him in a pile at the bottom of the stairs, he was tangled in the hoover cord and couldn’t walk.
“At first, I thought he was just trying to get out of more cleaning but he was clearly in a lot of pain, so we knew he’d really hurt himself.
“We had so many paramedics in the house and nosey neighbours watching – it was quite funny.”
Nathan, who is now fully recovered and back on his feet after the accident, said: “It was very painful at the time.
“The bed rest was amazing and it’s nice being back on my feet.
“It was amusing to have the street full of emergency vehicles, but I’m thankful for everything they have done and they handled the situation amazingly.
“Bethan had a list ready for me when I had the all-clear!”