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Legends Of Tomorrow's Dominic Purcell Seriously Injured On Set of Prison Break


Fan-favorite actor Dominic Purcell, who plays Heatwave on DC's Legends Of Tomorrow, was seriously hurt in an accident on the set of filming for Prison Break.

Purcell suffered a broken nose and head injury when a set piece fell on the actor's head. The good news is that Purcell is expected to make a full recovery.

“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,” a 20th TV spokesman said in a statement to Deadline. “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.”

In addition to the images below, Dominic Purcell added:

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 !!!!


Slowly nice gentle hitting the #bag #casablanca. #boxing keeps me sane.

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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.

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