Actor Jared Padalecki was in a terrible car accident late last month in Austin, Texas.
Jared Padalecki ‘Lucky To Be Alive’ After Terrible Car Accident
Jensen told audiences at a fan convention in New Jersey that Jared was not the driver of the vehicle. The driver is believed to be his cousin, Jeremy Padalecki. The accident report shows that Padalecki was one of four people inside a Tesla. The car jumped a concrete wall on a left turn and smashed into a steel utility pole.
Police officers believe that the car had been speeding around the corner, which caused it to fly over the retaining wall. The Texas Department of Transportation has issued a speeding fine against the driver, but no other citations.
US Magazine obtained footage from the fan convention where Jensen provided fans with early updates about Jared’s health in late April.
“I miss my buddy,” Jensen told the cheering crowd, adding that Jared “sends his love. I spoke with him yesterday. He’s sad he can’t be here.”
“He was in a very bad car accident,” Jensen explained. “He wasn’t driving. He was in the passenger seat, and he’s lucky to be alive.” Fortunately, the “Boys” actor told the audience that no one had lost their life in the crash.
“He’s at home recovering, which — the fact that he’s not even in the hospital right now is, like, blowing my mind because I saw the car,” he added.
“That airbag packs a punch,” Jensen explained. “He’s like, ‘I feel like I went 12 rounds with Tyson.’ But he is doing OK, and he’s moving around. But yeah, [it was a] really, really bad car accident. Just keep him in your thoughts, send him some love if you get a chance on social and he’ll be back with us soon.”
Jared Padalecki Shares Health Update After Car Wreck
Hey y’all! I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love. I’m definitely on the mend and hoping to return to filming later this week. I’m so lucky to have had the best care and be surrounded by people who love me. So grateful for everyone🙏#SPNFamily #WalkerFamily #AKF pic.twitter.com/TF1C73sbX8
— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) April 26, 2022
On April 26, Jared took to Twitter to let his fans know that he was on the mend just a few days after the fan convention.
He tweeted, “Hey y’all! I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love. I’m definitely on the mend and hoping to return to filming later this week. I’m so lucky to have had the best care and be surrounded by people who love me. So grateful for everyone🙏#SPNFamily #WalkerFamily #AKF” #AFK stands for Always Keep Fighting.
Jared is married to “Supernatural” costar Genevieve Padalecki (née Genevieve Cortese) who played the demon Ruby on the early seasons of the CW series, which ran from 2005 to 2020. Together, the couple has three children: Thomas, 10, Shep, 8, and Odette, 5.
Many fans were quick to wish him a speedy recovery.
— Daily Dose Of Love (@DailyJarPadLove) April 20, 2022
One fan commented, “It doesn’t take much for us to say #WeLoveYouJaredPadalecki. You’ve shown us unending kindness, we will show you the same. We ❤️ you @jarpad!”
Thank you for keeping us updated so we don’t assume the worst! I’m so glad you’re okay and getting better.
— AmeliaSue 🌻 🏳️🌈 🌻 (@AmeliaSue13) April 26, 2022
“Thank you for keeping us updated so we don’t assume the worst!” said another fan. “I’m so glad you’re okay and getting better.”
so so glad you’re feeling better Jared. we were all worried and we all love you so much. Keep taking really good care of yourself and come back when you’re feeling ready. i’m sending you all the hugs and strenght for a good recovery
— barbara henriques (@barbaralovej2) April 26, 2022
“so so glad you’re feeling better Jared,” another fan wrote. “We were all worried and we all love you so much. Keep taking really good care of yourself and come back when you’re feeling ready. I’m sending you all the hugs and strength for a good recovery.”