Dominic Purcell Updates Fans After Scary Injury on 'Prison Break' Set
According to Collider, Purcell (who plays Lincoln Scofield to Miller's Michael Scofield) had a head injury and a broken nose when a heavy set piece fell and hit him while they were filming in Morocco.
Production hasn't stopped, but Purcell is taking a break and will shoot his scenes when he returns. Here's FOX's statement:
"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 has spent the past few days updating fans on his condition, and his Instagram is filled with some interesting "Prison Break" notes, so read the captions carefully:
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 !!!!
So what do u do when you escape the #grimreaper and lose 12 pounds in the desert? Well life goes on with or without. I wish I could say I discovered something profound out of my near miss. Ummmmm nothing yet just a broken nose and a hundred stitches in my head. So just Get going and see what the f......k happens I guess. ???????? Phot credit: @rachid_fikri
@rachid_fikri my body guard and dear friend. Before my " little accident". Ha. Think I'll take him every where I go. He's a cool silent killer. We've struck up a very close friend ship. He doesn't let me out of his sight. The one annoying thing. He never lets me carry my own bag. " no sir I take". ... Dude your making me look like a spoiled brat. !!!
Can't describe my deep love and gratitude to my close friend and brother @wentworthmilleractorwriter his concern for my health was his first priority. Went is holding up the fort in my absence his leadership and care is inspirational. He's taken control taken it upon himself to push the production and lead by example. A true leader a true gentleman and the most fearless person I have ever met. Thanks bro. Love ya. See u in Van where we r going to crush and produce one of the most entertaining anticipated shows on the planet. Could not do this without you. Love ya. Dom. .... Ps. No more talk no more selfies of my condition. It's done it's over. I'm making a full recovery. Thanks for everyone's concern. It's time to get back to work. This chapter is closed.
I can't thank this man enough Dr bensouda one of the best plastic surgeons in #morocco and globally. He's care and friendship took so much pressure and anxiety of my shoulders. My deepest gratitude Doc.... He said in a quiet moment after a couple of wines how truly lucky I am to be alive. And only my rare skin thickness surrounding my skull stopped the fatal blow. I've never been more grateful for being a " meat head ". Much love sir.
Based on that, it sounds like he is indeed "lucky to be alive" now, so no wonder he's staying positive and grateful (although anxious to get home). He's tired of being told to get well soon, but ... heal fast, man!
The FOX event series will premiere Thursday in midseason.
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