Dominic Purcell was airlifted to hospital after suffering horrendous injuries on the Moroccan set of Prison Break.

The 46-year-old actor broke his nose in two places and had to get 100 stitches in his head after an iron bar fell on him and he admitted he is lucky to be alive.

He shared a picture of his injuries on Instagram and wrote: "I'm good. #thanksforsupport ... Had a little accident on set. Haha ! Back at work asap. Pays to have a thick skull when an iron bar falls on your #head!! busting it open severely also broke my nose in two places. Haha. I got a free nose job out of it...... Stoked to be alive. All good. #chill. Oh. I didn't get knocked out took a knee. Ha!! Doc said I have an unusually tough tissue fiber that's what saved me apparently. Thank god for my #Viking heritage hahaha !!!!

"So what do u do when you escape the #grimreaper and lose 12 pounds in the desert? Well life goes on with or without. I wish I could say I discovered something profound out of my near miss. Ummmmm nothing yet just a broken nose and a hundred stitches in my head. So just Get going and see what happens I guess (sic).


Dominic also praised his girlfriend, 90210 actress AnnaLynn McCord for rushing to his rescue and getting help for him.

He wrote: "Thank god my love @theannalynnemccord was there when my unfortunate accident occurred on set. She went into raging #momma mode along with #christinanorthup and got me the right care. Show goes on. No worries !!! Oh being airlifted out on a helicopter was another adventure I didn't expect. Thought the bloody thing was going to fall from the sky!!! What a day it was. Grateful to be alive (sic)."

Dominic and AnnaLynn, 28, recently rekindled their romance, one year after they called time on their relationship of three years, when they reconnected following his skin cancer diagnosis.

She previously explained: "I came back into his life as his friend, and I took him to his doctor's appointments and I was there with him because whether or not he knew it, I love him. One of the things he said was, 'You really love me, don't you?' I was like ... 'Oh my God. Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me? After all this time, you still don't know that? I gave up all my 20s for you!'"

- Bang! Showbiz