Jason Priestley Suffers a Concussion After He Was Thrown Off Horse: I Am “On the Mend”

Jason Priestley
Jason Priestley confirms that he suffered a concussion after being thrown off a horse on the set of his new show, The Code. George Pimentel/WireImage.com

Yikes! Jason Priestley shared with fans on Wednesday, Nov. 11, that he suffered a concussion this week after being thrown off a horse on the set of his new show, The Code.

Concerned fans reached out to the Beverly Hills, 90210 actor after TMZ reported the story on Wednesday. According to the site, Priestley was taken to the ER and hospitalized overnight after the incident took place. Priestley subsequently shared a more comprehensive update via Twitter about the sequence of events and his prognosis.

"Hey guys, thanks for all the kind words…" the actor, 46, wrote. "It's true, I did get thrown off a horse on set… I got my bell rung pretty good… Because I have a history of concussions, they took me to see a neurologist for an assessment. He advised I take a few days off as I had suffered a concussion… But I am definitely on the mend and looking forward to getting back to work with all the wonderful people on The Code."

This isn't Priestley's first brush with serious injuries. In August 2002, the 90210 hunk was involved in a horrific, near-fatal race car crash that left him with a fractured spine and a head injury. His feet and back were both broken, his skull was broken in several places, and his nose was ripped off. He was technically dead for nearly 45 seconds.

In a 2003 interview with Barbara Walters, Priestley recalled his brush with death. "I actually checked out," he recalled. "And for some reason I got sent back. I got returned . . . They tell me that when they were pulling me out of the car and they pulled my helmet off, my nose was pushed so far up into my forehead, they could actually see into my sinuses. And look into my head."

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