Norman Reedus is opening up about a “very serious” and “scary” injury that happened while filming the series finale of “The Walking Dead” in March. Reedus, 53, is not new to injuries and even had a near-death experience before but said this head injury was very traumatic. “I’ve been hit in the face and head a million times,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “I’ve gone through car windows, but that one rung my bell.”
Reedus Faced A Near-Death Experience In 2005
The actor has been through his share of injuries. In 2005 as he was leaving an R.E.M. concert at the Berlin Film Festival, he was involved in a very serious car accident. “We drove a few feet and just – BLOOSH! – an 18-wheeler went right through us,” Reedus told EW in 2013. “I went out the window into the street unconscious. Woke up upside down with this big German lady wiping glass out of my face.” Multiple operations were necessary and Reedus didn’t think he was going to ever act again. “My whole head was like a hamburger,” he said. “It was just gnarly. I thought, ‘I’m never going to be an actor again. This is over.'” This occurred just as he was beginning in the acting industry. It took four months of recovery, and he was then able to get back in front of a camera.