Ryan Phillippe Hospitalized for Leg Injury: ‘I’m Going to Be Ok’



UPDATE: The Shooter actor took to Twitter to explain his injury didn’t happen on set. “Hey, guys. i didn’t injure myself doing a stunt or anywhere near the set of shooter. i was the victim of a freak accident during a family outing on sunday,” he wrote on Twitter on Monday, July 17. “My leg is badly broken & required surgical attention, but i will make a full recovery, am in good hands, and will be back in action soon.”

Ryan Phillippe certainly didn’t have a relaxing Sunday. The actor shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed on Sunday, July 16, after injuring his leg.

The 42-year-old actor gave a thumbs up in the Instagram shot, despite being hooked up to IVs and sporting a large bandage and metal splint on his right leg.

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“I’m going to be ok & i appreciate your concern. -me,” Phillippe wrote. He also posted a shot of himself eating Jell-O in bed as well as a close up shot, seemingly in pain.

No word on what caused his injury, but he’s been busy filming Shooter, his USA network series, this summer. Phillippe plays Bob Lee Swagger, a former Marine sniper who tries to foil a plot to kill the president.

Ryan Phillippe as Bob Lee Swagger on Shooter.
Ryan Phillippe as Bob Lee Swagger on Shooter. Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

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Earlier this month, the star admitted that filming has been intense. “This season is a bigger story, a lot more moving parts, and, you know, it’s a tough show to shoot,” he told PopSugar. “The last two weeks we’ve been in the desert, Palmdale [California], you know, in degrees over 110. And it’s a physical show, and I do all of my own stunts.”

Phillippe is father of daughter Ava, 17, and Deacon, 13, with his ex-wife, Reese Witherspoon. The exes split in in 2007 after 8 years of marriage. 

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