Is it us or does this make him look even more badass?
While filming in Morocco, reports say an iron bar dislodged and fell on Purcell, splitting his head open in places and leaving him with a broken nose. Um, ouch. He was airlifted to a hospital in Casablanca for treatment.
Purcell posted an Insta-snap of his bloodied and bruised self, writing, “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 !!!!”
FOX added in a statement, “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.”
Prison Break: Sequel reunites Purcell with his former co-star, Wentworth Miller, playing the Scofield brothers who now have to escape from a Moroccan prison. It premieres in 2017… check out the sneak peek below!