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She attended Friday's show and came onstage - with a patch over her eye and her arm in a sling - to say hi to the audience at the beginning of the show. "Unfortunately, yes, part of our job does entail injury, some a little bit more extreme than others. "I'm addicted to what I do and I love what I do, so I will most definitely be back.
Jolene Van Vugt (born September 17, 1980 in London, Ontario, Canada) is the first CMRC Women’s Canadian Motocross National Champion, first woman to backflip a full-sized dirt bike, holder of multiple Guinness World Records, and co-star of many motocross/stunt videos, Born to Dutch immigrant parents Bill and Tina Van Vugt, youngest to sister Michelle and brother Billy, Van Vugt grew up heavily influenced by her father Bill, a young at heart avid motocross racer, while her mother wanted her to become a figure skater or a ballerina.
At the age of 14 Jolene was given the ultimatum to either practice, race and take motocross seriously or give it up for good.
With little thought the path she chose would define the rest of her life.
Earning multiple Ontario Provincial Championships, a 9th place overall in the WMA (Women’s Motocross Association), earning her lifetime number 63.
In 2012, she performed Catwoman's driving stunts in the film The Dark Knight Rises.
Van Vugt has been with Nitro Circus for 10 years, starting off racing dirt bikes with her dad and brother, and she met Pastrana when they were teenagers.
She's normally seen doing backflips on her freestyle motocross bike.
As well as older brother Billy, who followed fast in Bill Sr.’s footsteps.
It wasn’t until the age of 11 that Jolene finally convinced her dad to buy her a bike (after much debate about her commitment to her ever-changing hobbies).
In September 2015, Van Vugt was seriously injured when attempting to do a ramp jump using a slingshot (a device used to propel bikes to high speeds in a short distance).