He’s a trooper! The Maze Runner director Wes Ball took to Twitter on Saturday, March 19, to update fans on Dylan O’Brien’s condition after the actor was injured on set earlier in the week.
“Well, it’s been a whirlwind of emotions these past few days,” Ball, 35, wrote. “I’ve been overwhelmed with feelings of anger and sadness and guilt. But ultimately I find myself left with just a deep love and respect for Dylan. He is one tough cookie.”
O’Brien, 24, was severely injured after a serious accident on the set of his upcoming film, The Maze Runner: The Death Cure, on Thursday, March 17. The actor was “treated in a local hospital” shortly afterwards, his rep told Us.
“I’m sorry for the grief this accident has caused his friends and family as well as my wonderful cast and crew,” Ball continued. “It’s scary seeing your friend get hurt, but fortunately, Dylan is going to be just fine. After a few weeks of rest and recovery he will be back up and running to finish our adventure together. All the best.”
The film's production company 20th Century Fox noted in a statement on Friday that the work on the movie “will be shut down while he recovers.”
The Maze Runner: The Death Cure is the third film in the hit franchise, which was adapted from James Dashner’s book trilogy. It is scheduled to hit theaters in 2017.