Maze Runner Star Injured On Set
Posted On Mar 19, 2016
Dylan O’Brien was rushed to the hospital Thursday after sustaining severe injuries while on set for the next film of the Maze Runner franchise, The Death Cure. The actor was filming a scene involving a car that went terribly wrong when he was accidentally run over by the car, leading him to suffer multiple broken bones.
Maze Runner author James Dashner took to Twitter on Friday to give fans an update on Dylan, who is being treated at a hospital in British Columbia, Canada. James tweeted, “I just want to let everyone know that yes, Dylan was hurt, but that he’s going to be okay. Not life threatening in any way.” He later added, “Production is postponed but certainly not cancelled. All that matters now is that Dylan recovers. We love you, Dylan!!!”
Twentieth Century Fox, the studio behind the film, confirmed the accident and the postponement of production in a statement, saying, “Dylan O’Brien was injured yesterday while filming ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ in Vancouver, Canada. He was immediately transferred to a local hospital for observation and treatment. Production on the film will be shut down while he recovers. Our thoughts go out to Dylan for a full and speedy recovery.”
The Maze Runner franchise is a proven box office hit, with the first two films The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials raking in $348.3 million and $312.3 million respectively. Dylan plays the lead character of Thomas, a role that has made him one of Hollywood’s most promising young up-and-comers.
Social media lit up with support for the 24-year-old actor as #GetWellSoonDylan became a trending topic on Twitter. Celebrities also sent their well wishes, including Dylan’s co-stars on Teen Wolf. Ian Bohen, who plays Peter Hale on the MTV show, tweeted, “Dylan’s tough as nails. He’ll be right as rain in no time.”
We’re going to take his word for it and also offer Dylan our best wishes for a speedy recovery!