Reports have surfaced that Dylan O’Brien, 24, was injured yesterday during filming in Vancouver, BC. He stars as Thomas in the “Maze Runner” movie franchise. Since the accident, filming has stopped. We have learned that O’Brien’s injury was a result of falling off the back of a moving train prop and he fractured a bone in his face. According to “Deadline” he fractured either his cheekbone or orbital socket.
TMZ is telling a different story than Deadline. They said O’Brien was run over by a car when he was on set. He was rushed to the hospital immediately and has multiple broken bones. At this point, we don’t know how long O’Brien is expected to remain in the hospital. There has been no statement from the O’Brien family or the actor’s reps. The only statement so far has been from 20th Century Fox. They released the following statement: “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.”
Back in October O’Brien joked about looting Pueblo artifacts while filming scenes for the movie Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. O’Brien joked about Native American burial curses. Folks did not find it funny, and many are now saying his injury is a result of a curse. A petition was started in October demanding an apology from the cast and crew. The petition also requested that anything stolen be returned. We’re not sure what ever came of the petition or artifacts. We’ll continue to keep up with this story and provide updates on O’Brien’s condition as it becomes available.
Dylan O’Brien can be seen weekly as Stiles on the MTV show “Teen Wolf.” The show is currently on hiatus for filming so at this point his injury is not impacting the TV Show. Costars and fans have flooded twitter with get-well messages for the star.
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.
— James Dashner (@jamesdashner) March 18, 2016
Statement from 20th Century Fox on DYLAN O'BRIEN… pic.twitter.com/TD3v9F0m8a
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) March 18, 2016