TV Show Host Steve Wilkos Hospitalized After Car Accident

January 23, 2018 Updated: October 5, 2018

Steve Wilkos, 53, host of “The Steve Wilkos Show,” was involved in a car accident on the weekend while driving in Connecticut.

Wilkos was driving down the West Avenue in Darien on Sunday, Jan. 21, when he decided to put on his glasses, TMZ and Darien Times reported.

As he was reaching for the glasses, he hit the curb and then struck several poles and a tree. The car ended up on its side.

Wilkos was injured and taken to a local hospital but has since been released.

“Wilkos tells us he’s pretty beat up but will be ok,” TMZ wrote.

Wilkos started his show business career in the 1990s as a security guard on “The Jerry Springer Show.”

Since 2007, he’s been hosting his own talk show, “The Steve Wilkos Show.”

Wilkos is a former U.S. Marine and former Chicago police officer. He was recruited when Springer was taping his show in Chicago.

Wilkos is married, has two children, and lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

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TV personality Steve Wilkos and guests in New York City on March 21, 2013. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey)


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