Entertainer Jason Gunn had a rubbish Tuesday, breaking his back while taking out his wheelie bin.
The children's show host-turned radio DJ said today that he fractured two vertebrae yesterday after standing on top of his rubbish in an attempt to squash it down.
In a video post on his Facebook page, Gunn said he had no problem getting into the bin but "the dismount was just shocking".
"Badly landed on my, I think, arse, is the word."
Gunn had been to both Invercargill and Queenstown hospital, he said.
However, the fall hasn't broken his sense of humour - he declared himself rather taken with his new back brace.
"I feel like Robocop and I get to keep it. Halloween? I'm all sorted."