While filming TV shows or movies, some stars have experience on-set injuries.
Dylan O’Brien, for example, took a brief break from the spotlight after an accident and subsequent injury while filming The Maze Runner: The Death Cure in March 2016. At the time, the actor was working on the movie’s opening sequence when a stunt went wrong. More than a year after the incident, Dylan spoke with The Salt Lake Tribune in September 2017 and explained that he “broke most of the right side of my face.” The former MTV star has since spoken out about his injuries and how they affected his acting career as a whole.
“I had lost a lot of function, just in my daily routine,” Dylan also told Vulture in September 2017. “I wasn’t even at a point where I felt like I could handle social situations, let alone showing up and being responsible for work every day. Long hours on set, delivering a performance and carrying a movie … it just makes your palms sweat.”
During an October 2020 interview with the “Big Ticket” podcast, the Teen Wolf alum said he still gets “a degree of anxiety” while doing stunts. “Whenever I’m putting on a rig, I’m vetting every piece of that rig and much more,” he shared. “Even to this day, if I’m on set and I’m doing a stunt, if I’m in a rig, if there’s some action going on, I am slightly irritable.”
In May 2021, Nick Jonas revealed during an interview with E! News that he also suffered an injury while on the set of “an Olympic dream show where we compete in track and field, gymnastics and some other Olympic sports.”
“But I’m feeling great, recovered really well, so it’s going to be a lot of fun,” Nick added. TMZ broke the news of his injury, reporting that the actor was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. The Jonas Brothers member also addressed the accident during an episode of The Voice at the time, and said he’s “feeling OK.”
“I cracked a rib from a spill on a bike and a few other bumps and bruises, but I just want to go ahead and say that, in case I’m not as physically enthusiastic as I usually am,” Nick shared during the competition.
KJ Apa has also experienced multiple on-set injuries. The actor has not only hurt himself on the set of Riverdale but on a separate movie set as well. While filming Songbird with Sofia Carson, which was released in December 2020, the New Zealand native shared a since-deleted Instagram post of himself getting stitches in his head alongside the caption, “Stunts.”
“I split my head open yesterday,” the CW star later shared in a social media video. “I don’t know if you guys can see that, but I have two stitches in there — metal stitches.”
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