'Mindy Project' Star Recovering From a Broken Neck Following Movie-Set Accident
The Mindy Project star Ike Barinholtz is recovering from a broken neck following a movie stunt accident.
The actor was injured five weeks ago while filming a falling stunt from a high platform for his upcoming comedy The Pact. Barinholtz fractured cervical vertebrae in his neck on impact and has been told by doctors to keep his neck stabilized until the fracture heals, Variety reported.
"We knew something was wrong right away," Barinholtz told People magazine. "It was scary and was touch and go for a while."
'The Mindy Project' moved from Fox to Hulu in 2015.
"I have to wear an incredibly stylish neck brace for a while as the bone heals," he continued about his recovery. "It's a cool look, especially in the summer."
The Pact, which also stars WWE Superstar John Cena and Leslie Mann, follows three parents as they attempt to stop their daughters from losing their virginity on prom night. The comedy is set to hit theaters next spring.
Barinholtz will also return for the upcoming sixth and final season of The Mindy Project where his injury will be incorporated into the storyline.
"After the accident, I talked to Mindy [Kaling] and we agreed that the only option was writing it into the show," he said of the sitcom's central star and creator. "Luckily, on The Mindy Project, I play a character who could break his neck falling out of his bunk bed and it's completely believable."
By Wade Sheridan
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.