Oscar Pistorius’s uncle Arnold has denied the athlete tried to take his own life, after it emerged that he is on suicide watch.
“All the nonsense that is being said he is luckily unaware of,” said Arnold.
“He slipped. He grabbed at a drawer that was on wheels and it ran out ahead of him.”
Last weekend it was reported that Pistorius sustained injuries to his wrists in his prison cell at the Kgosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria.
Correctional Services spokesman Manelisi Wolela said medical personnel at the facility attended to him and he was sent to Kalafong Hospital for treatment but would not say how the injuries occurred.
Pistorius has reportedly laid a complaint of attempted murder against nurses at the prison.