Scary!!! But at least it sounds like he's going to be just fine!
Even if it doesn't look it…
Actor Dominic Purcell was injured on the set of Prison Break this week when a set piece made of iron fell on top of his head, breaking his nose and causing a serious head injury.
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Purcell and the Prison Break crew were filming in Marrakesh, Morocco, at the time — and his injury was so severe he had to be airlifted to Casablanca for hospital treatment!
Fortunately, according to the latest reports, it appears that he will make a full recovery — and the show's production schedule was not halted or impacted by the accident, save for the initial pause when the injury occurred.
20th Century Fox, the company producing the revival of the famous Prison Break show from a few years back, just released a statement to Deadline about the accident, too:
"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. 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."
Purcell took to Instagram on Wednesday to inform his fans of the accident, and seemed to be in good spirits while showing off a gnarly picture (above).
He kept the mood light, though, by adding a funny caption (below):
"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 !!!!"
At least he's in good spirits about the whole thing!!
From what it sounds like, the show — which had been filming mostly in Vancouver, Canada, except for these particular on-location shots in Morocco — will let Purcell recover fully and then have him make up the scenes on a green screen.
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Let's just hope for no more set injuries the second time around!
Glad to see he's doing well and on the mend, though — and we can't wait to see him when the new Prison Break premieres in the spring!!
[Image via Dominic Purcell/Instagram.]
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