Dominic Purcell on ‘Prison Break’ Hiatus After On-Set Broken Nose
Prison Break fans are eager to see Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows pulling great escapes in a 2017 context, the recent revival trailer emerging as one of FOX’s most popular, but production seemingly got a little too rough with star Dominic Purcell. The actor suffered a major facial injury on-set, necessitating some time off, but will it delay the premiere?
Via TVLine, Purcell himself posted the gruesome photos to Instagram, having suffered a broken nose and head injury requiring 100 stitches, obtained when a heavy piece of the Morocco set fell on him. The also-Legends of Tomorrow star was flown to a nearby medical facility, but is expected to make a full recovery.
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 !!!!
So what do u do when you escape the #grimreaper and lose 12 pounds in the desert? Well life goes on with or without. I wish I could say I discovered something profound out of my near miss. Ummmmm nothing yet just a broken nose and a hundred stitches in my head. So just Get going and see what the f......k happens I guess. 👍💪 Phot credit: @rachid_fikri A photo posted by Dominicpurcell (@dominicpurcell) on
Fortunately for fans, only Purcell will sit things out for the time being, leaving the rest of production to resume filming toward a 2017 premiere. Purcell will catch up on his missed Prison Break scenes upon a full recovery.
In the drama’s new chapter, when clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael may be alive, Lincoln and Sara reunite to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever, as three of Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees, T-Bag, C-Note and Sucre, are pulled back into the action.
Set partially in Yemen, the new series will include among its prison-breaking cast Mark Feurestein, Augustus Prew, Rick Yune and Steve Mouzakis. On the creative side, the revival will return original Prison Break creator and producing team Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead, Scheuring serving as showrunner and writer.
Stay tuned for the latest, particularly as Fox sets a firmer 2017 airdate, and watch the trailer below.