Today, Dylan O’Brien is recovering from a serious injury after falling face down off set equipment from the movie Maze Runner: The Death Cure. The set was made to look like the back of a train. O’Brien has a broken cheek bone, and his orbital socket may also have been damaged as well. He is expected to make a full recovery after several weeks of healing time. Hollywood Life was able to confirm the nature of Dylan’s Injuries through a source connected to Teen Wolf.
Dylan O’Brien is recovering and in stable condition at a hospital in British Columbia, Canada. The hospital had O’Brien under observation, which they are monitoring his condition and checking for brain injury related to head trauma. That is standard procedure following any injury to the head or face, but O’Brien is believed to be heading toward a full recovery following his ordeal on Thursday.
A spokesman from 20th Century Fox commented earlier on O’Brien’s injury, according to E! Online.
“Dylan O’Brien was injured yesterday while filming Maze Runner: The Death Cure in Vancouver, Canada. He was immediately transferred to a local hospital for observation and treatment. Production on the film will be shut down while he recovers. Our thoughts go out to Dylan for a full and speedy recovery.”
James Dashner also tweeted an update soon after the accident.
Dylan O’Brien was initially reported to be injured by TMZ, who were convinced he was hit by a car. He was then believed to have multiple broken bones. Apparently, he took quite a fall and is pretty banged up, but no lasting damage has been done to the handsome Teen Wolf star. There is some information that indicates the involvement of a car, including the above video, but that has not been confirmed.
The exact cause of Dylan’s O’Brien’s injury will be determined by a thorough investigation by a Canadian government agency called Work Safe, who are already annoyed that they were not informed of a workplace injury sooner. Apparently, there are some legal procedures that need to be followed in Canada that the American director and staff were unaware of. Now the situation will be examined to determine what, if anything, could have been done to prevent the accident.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure production will be postponed for at least three or four weeks until Dylan Obrian can make a full recovery. Teen Wolf can easily wait as well, if necessary. They are already working around the Maze Runnerschedule. All sources indicate that he will be fine and is now recovering as well as can be expected from a painful, but non-life-threatening injury.
Maze Runner director Wes Ball, expressed his feelings about O’Brien in a handwritten note he tweeted on Saturday, asVanity Fair reports. Wes witnessed the accident and is very distraught. He says he feels guilty. It is his ultimate responsibility to keep actors safe while they work on Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
“Well, it’s been a whirlwind of emotions these past few days. I’ve been overwhelmed with feelings of anger and sadness and guilt. But, ultimately I find myself left with a deep love and respect for Dylan. He is one tough cookie.I’m sorry for the grief this accident has caused his friends and family as well as my wonderful cast and crew. It’s scary seeing your friend get hurt, but fortunately, Dylan is going to be just fine. After a few weeks of rest and recovery he’ll be back up and running to finish our adventure together.”
Dylan O’Brien, still recovering from his injuries, will be extremely busy once he is well enough to get back to work. He will continue his work on the series Teen Wolf, as the filming of next season is to start soon. Teen Wolf producers are already working around the filming schedule for Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
Dylan O’Brien is recovering from a serious facial injury, but his injuries are expected to heal completely with no long-term effects.
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