Norman Reedus at the Los Angeles Special Screening Of AMC's 'The Walking Dead' Season 10

Norman Reedus Celebrates Last Day On 'The Walking Dead' Set After 12 Years!

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By Kristin Myers on March 31, 2022 at 12:00 PM EDT

Actor Norman Reedus is finally wrapping up his last day with “The Walking Dead.”

Although he’s seen plenty of costars come and go, Reedus’ character of Daryl Dixon has been there from the very first pilot episode released just about 12 years ago. The AMC zombie drama was based on the comics from writer Robert Kirkman and has grown into a pop culture phenomenon.

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Norman Reedus Said He’s Going To Be ‘On A Bathroom Floor With A Martini Of Tears’

Executive producer Greg Nicotero shared an emotional video of the two hugging it out in the last episode of the season.

“Love you, buddy,” Reedus says to Nictoero. “Thank you for everything. It’s been a real joy.”

“Remember when we were babies and we started this show?” he asked. “I had short hair.”

“I feel like my entire brain is short-circuiting right now,” Reedus continued. “I can’t really wrap my head around this.” He added that he’s probably going to be “on a bathroom floor with a martini of tears” in about 12 hours.

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Many fans and famous friends celebrated the show and the sweet send-off between the pair.

Steven Ogg commented, “Sending you and the entire TWD family so much f’n LOVE and congratulations!!!! XOXO”

Matt Negrete wrote, “Wow wow wow wow. So surreal. All my best to all of you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️”

Even Slash wrote, “F---, I can't believe it's over. What an epic journey for one of the greatest & most original TV series ever!”

One fan wrote, “oh my god Greg!! I am with my eyes full of tears! Thank you for all the fantastic things you have given us these years! thank you for your art and dedication, standing applause for you sir!”

Many fans are just glad that Reedus is okay, as he suffered a concussion shortly before filming wrapped earlier this month.

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Norman Reedus Suffers Concussion On 'The Walking Dead' Set

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Deadline reported that Reedus suffered a concussion on Friday, March 11, while the cast and crew were filming the show’s final episodes in Georgia.

A spokesperson for the actor, Jeffrey Chassen, explained that “Norman suffered a concussion on set.” However, he added that “He is recovering well and will return to work soon. Thank you to everyone for their concern.”

Although the incident happened on “The Walking Dead” set, it is still unclear if the accident occurred while Reedus was filming, but fans are just glad to see that he was able to finish up the season without any delays.

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This was also not the first time that Reedus has had an accident while filming. In 2015, Reedus cut up his arm while filming a scene in a barn for the fifth season’s episode called “Them.” Although the injury was allegedly captured on camera, it was never shown on screen.

Norman Reedus Assures His Fans That He 'Was In An Accident, But Getting Better'

Shortly after the incident, Reedus took to social media to let his fans know that he was all right. In an Instagram message posted to his account on Friday night, he revealed that he has been cleared to return to work on Tuesday, March 22.

“Thank u for the nice thoughts it’s been a week. or two,” he began. “I was in an accident. but getting better getting cleared and gonna be back at work Tuesday they tell me.”

“And sorry bout the Atlanta event I was looking forward to it,” he added. “Most of all thank you for the eye in the dark messages I really loved that little cat ?‍⬛”

Many fans showered the post with offers of hugs and heart emojis and wished the actor a speedy recovery.

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Daryl Will Return In New 'The Walking Dead' Spin-Off Series!

Although the main series may be drawing to a close, fan-favorite characters Daryl Dixon (Reedus) and Carol Peletier, played by Melissa McBride, will return in a spin-off series that is expected to debut sometime in 2023. The spin-off will be created by “The Walking Dead” showrunner Angela Kang and Scott M. Gimple.

Not much is known about the show so far, but it will most likely be taking place after the last season of “The Walking Dead” draws to a close, so fans will just have to wait and see what happens next!

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