Prison Break star Dominic Purcell appears to be recovering from his on-set injuries well… and with quite the sense of humor.
The actor shocked fans on Thursday when he posted a picture of his bloodied and bandaged face, the result of an iron ball falling on him, breaking his nose and busting open parts of his head. Fox quickly announced that filming on the new Prison Break event series would not be delayed by the injury, though Purcell would be given time to recover.
Since then, the 46-year-old has been sharing every step of his recovery process on Instagram, including heartfelt thank-yous to his costar, Wentworth Miller, and his doctor, as well as humorous videos of him hitting a punching bag (is this really a great idea with a broken nose?!) and hopped up on painkillers after surgery.
“U wanna see some funny s— me on drugs after my operation from my battle wounds. Ha!!” he wrote alongside the post-surgery clip posted Monday. “Chill people I’m totally fine. Just having a laugh at my own expense. NO MORE GET WELL SOON. IM GOOD!!!!!!!!! WHY SO SERIOUS!! Haha. Laugh!!!!”
I can’t thank this man enough Dr bensouda one of the best plastic surgeons in #morocco and globally. He’s care and friendship took so much pressure and anxiety of my shoulders. My deepest gratitude Doc…. He said in a quiet moment after a couple of wines how truly lucky I am to be alive. And only my rare skin thickness surrounding my skull stopped the fatal blow. I’ve never been more grateful for being a ” meat head “. Much love sir.
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.
Over the weekend, Purcell’s girlfriend, AnnaLynne McCord, shared photo of her initial reaction to his injury, describing her furious face as “that moment before you go #psychobitch.”