“Prison Break” star Dominic Purcell suffered a head injury on the set of the Fox reboot, but he is expected to make a full recovery and production will not be affected.
The actor shared a gruesome photo of the injury on Instagram and promised to be “back at work asap.”
“Pays to have a thick skull when an iron bar falls on your #head!! busting it open severely also broke my nose in two places. Haha. I got a free nose job out of it…… Stoked to be alive. All good,” he wrote.
The actor was filming for the event series in Morocco when a piece of the set fell and hit him in the head. He was rushed to a hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
According to a Fox spokesperson, the actor will take a short hiatus from filming while he recovers, but his presence in the series will not be affected.
“Our friend and colleague Dominic Purcell was injured earlier this week during the filming of our event series ‘Prison Break,’ and was flown to a medical facility where he received treatment,” said a Fox spokesperson. “We are happy to report that he is in great spirits and is expected to make a full recovery. He wanted us to express his appreciation to the fans around the world who have expressed their concern and support, and to reassure them that he will be back at work very soon.”
I'm good. #thanksforsupport … Had a little accident on set. Haha ! Back at work asap. Pays to have a thick skull when an iron bar falls on your #head!! busting it open severely also broke my nose in two places. Haha. I got a free nose job out of it…… Stoked to be alive. All good. #chill. Oh. I didn't get knocked out took a knee. Ha!! Doc said I have an unusually tough tissue fiber that's what saved me apparently. Thank god for my #Viking heritage hahaha !!!!