'Housewives' star can 'barely walk' after balcony plunge

Former Desperate Housewives star Jesse Metcalfe is in a wheelchair and can "barely walk" after falling 40ft from a nightclub balcony in Monaco.

The actor, who was in Monaco, France, to host the World Music Awards on Sunday was sitting on the ledge of a second-storey balcony when he toppled backwards and fell to the ground.

The accident knocked the 29-year-old unconscious and fractured his leg.

A spokesman said: "Jesse knows he's had a very lucky escape. The accident could have been fatal.

"It was a very scary experience for him and those of us who saw him. It was a nasty fall.

"I have just come from the hospital and he is bearing up OK. He can barely walk as he hasn't got much movement in his legs."

The star is currently being treated at a North London hospital. He was given an MRI scan which confirmed there was no damage to his brain.

- BANG! SHOWBIZ

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