Comedian Anderson still hurting from diving mishap

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 28, 2013 at 6:24 am •  Published: March 28, 2013

"Ndamukong Suh hit his nose. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sprained his neck," he said. "Nicole was up on a handstand and she slammed her chest and stomach into the 5-meter board and then fell into the water — and then, two hours later, had to do the dive on TV."

Anderson, who just learned how to swim five years ago, said he decided to give the show a try after producers showed him a clip of the Netherlands version. He said it's the most exciting thing he's ever done.

"I'm at 23 feet, diving into 17 feet of water. I'm over 400 pounds," he said. "Who doesn't want to see that? I do. I'm always shocked that I can do it."

The stand-up comedian said he's glad the show is catching on with viewers.

"I didn't have any idea if it would be a hit or not," he said. "I was either going to be inspirational or a laughingstock. So I'm lucky that some people thought I did a good job."

Anderson said he's having a lot of fun, but he's also trying to win.

"I know people don't think I have a chance, but that's how I think," he said. "Why do it if you don't do it great?"

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