Nasty Gash Sends ‘Gotham’ Star Ben McKenzie to the Hospital on His Birthday

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Ben McKenzie got to celebrate his birthday weekend with a trip to the hospital.

The star of the upcoming Gotham series Instagrammed a series of pictures of himself with a deep gash on this side of his head.

The caption read, “Holy concrete wall, Batman! #gotham.”

The 36-year-old actor shared several images on Instagram of himself in hospital.

McKenzie said that he suffered the injury after a fight sequence went wrong and he smashed into a concrete wall.

“Happy Birthday to me. Fight sequence gone awry. Don’t ram your head into concrete pillars kids,” he posted on the social media site, along with a photo of his head with a large plaster on it.

In another photo, a doctor is putting the finishing touches to McKenzie’s stitches after sewing the cut back together.

“Doc Sherman at New York-Presbyterian, you are a career saver. Thanks for stitching me up nice,” he wrote.

Gotham makes its debut Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. on Fox, and Ben is recovering well and will be back to work on Monday.