NEWS
04/24/2016 00:34 EDT | Updated 04/24/2017 01:12 EDT

Canadian speedskater and Olympic medallist Denny Morrison suffers stroke

Canadian speedskater and Olympic medallist Denny Morrison says he's in a Utah hospital after suffering a stroke.

The 30-year-old Morrison tweeted from his official Twitter account on Saturday night at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah — two days after he was expected to complete a 25-day mountain bike ride from Arizona to Utah.

Only 11 months ago Morrison was in the hospital after he sustained serious injuries from a motorcycle accident.

"Almost a year post accident. And done mountain biking 800 miles across Arizona, I'm back in a hospital bed again. Had a stroke today," tweeted Morrison. 

Speed Skating Canada had no immediate information regarding Morrison's tweet. 

Less than a year after serious injuries from a motorcycle wreck that nearly ended not just his speedskating career but his life, the decorated Olympian raced a men's 1,000 metres at the Olympic Oval in Calgary this past March.

Along with a broken right leg, Morrison suffered a concussion, a punctured lung, a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, bruised liver and kidneys and a small fracture in a bone near his spine when his motorcycle struck a left-turning car May 7, 2015 in Calgary.

The Fort St. John, B.C., native owns four Olympic medals. He won gold in 2010 and silver in 2006 in the team pursuit event, as well as silver at the 2014 Sochi Olympics in the 1,000-metre event and bronze in the 1,500.

The Canadian Press