Los Angeles: “Prison Break” actor Dominic Purcell is recovering from a broken nose and head injury after an accident on the set of Fox’s “Prison Break” left him bloodied and bruised.
While filming in Morocco on Monday, a set piece — an iron bar — was dislodged and fell on his head, leaving his nose broken in two places and busting parts of his head open. He was airlifted to a hospital in Casablanca for treatment, reports variety.com.
“We are happy to report that he is in great spirits and is expected to make a full recovery,” read a statement released by Fox.
“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,” the press note stated.
The accident will not affect production and will proceed as Purcell recovers.
Purcell also took to his Instagram account to share news and photographs of the accident with fans, writing “I’m good. Thanks for the support.”
He posted: “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.”
The actor added: “Doctor said I have an unusually tough tissue fiber that’s what saved me apparently. Thank god for my Viking heritage hahaha.”