“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” lead star Dylan O’Brien, allegedly escaped death while filming. He got into a car accident while filming and numerous accounts of what happened emerged. Some said it was not fatal, while some said he suffered from broken bones!
According to CNN, the 24-year-old actor was doing a scene wherein he was hit by a car. However, something went wrong.The author of the “Maze Runner” novels, James Dashner, confirmed the report via a tweet, but with emphasis on the fact that what happened was actually not fatal.
“I just want to let everyone know that yes, Dylan was hurt, but that he’s going to be okay,” he said. “Not life threatening in any way.”
Meanwhile, the studio behind the film, the 20th Century Fox, stated that the accident involving O’Brien happened on the set “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” in Vancouver, Canada. “He was immediately transferred to a local hospital for observation and treatment,” the movie outfit reported. “Production on the film will be shut down while he recovers. Our thoughts go out to Dylan for a full and speedy recovery.”
While fans might be worried about his condition, his representative, Jennifer Allen, assured them that “He will be OK.”
Amid what happened, the “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” director, Wes Ball, could not help but expressed his feelings about the accident, especially towards O’Brien. “’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,” he said in a hand-written note he shared on Twitter.
“It’s scary seeing your friend get hurt, but fortunately, Dylan is going to be just fine,” he added.” After a few weeks of rest and recovery he will be back up and running to finish our adventure together. All the best.”
Dylan O’Brien’s “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is set to hit theaters by 2017.