‘Gotham’s’ Ben McKenzie Shows Ellen DeGeneres His Battle Scars From Accident During Shooting (Video)

The star of the new Fox series was injured on set during a fight scene

Last Updated: September 22, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

It’s been a rough week for actor Ben McKenzie.

The “Gotham” star sat down for an interview with Ellen DeGeneres during which he gave her an up-close examination of the deep cut he sustained last Friday while shooting a scene for the new Fox series.

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“I was doing a fight scene and I had to pick up a guy and slam him back into a concrete wall,” McKenzie said. “I did it correctly the first time and the second time I decided to slam my own head into a concrete wall.”

The accident happen to occur on McKenzie’s 36th birthday. He was taken to the hospital and received several stitches to close the wound.

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“It didn’t hurt that much,” McKenzie said. “A couple of Advil and I’m totally fine.”

His bad luck streak wasn’t over though. McKenzie told DeGeneres that he was in a car accident on his way to do her show.

“She pulled out in front of me,” McKenzie said. “She was taking an unprotected left and I slammed on the brakes. We’re fine.”

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The woman he hit had no idea who he was, according to McKenzie.

In order to help McKenzie prevent further injury, DeGeneres presented him with a Batman bike helmet, which he tried on for her proudly.

Watch the video of Ben McKenzie on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” above.