Jensen Ackles broke some troubling news to Supernatural fans over the weekend — his friend and co-star, Jared Padalecki, was in a horrible car accident. The 44-year-old actor attended Supernatural NJcon (a convention for Supernatural fans) in East Brunswick, New Jersey over the weekend. In a lengthy video that has been uploaded to YouTube and made rounds on social media, Jensen reveals his buddy was in a “very bad car accident.”
Jensen Ackles misses Jared Padalecki, updates on his car crash
The Supernatural star stood before the crowd on Sunday and revealed he missed his buddy. Sadly, Jared was unable to be with him at this convention. Jensen realized fans may not be aware of why Jared wasn’t able to attend the conference. And, he wanted to explain what was going on. Turns out, Jared was currently recovering from a pretty serious automobile accident.
I don’t know if you guys know what’s going on. He was in a very bad car accident. He wasn’t driving, he was in the passenger seat, and he’s lucky to be alive.”
The shocked and alarmed reaction from the crowd confirmed this car accident was news to everyone. Fortunately, Jensen was able to calm everyone by letting them know his friend was alright.
Jensen Ackles reassured the crowd that he had his co-star’s permission to share the details of his car crash and his current status on his road to recovery.
The Supernatural star tells fans his mind is blown by the fact that Jared Padalecki is already home recovering from the accident and not in the hospital. Jensen added that he’s seen photos of the car and he believes his friend is lucky to be alive.
The actor asks everyone to keep his friend in their thoughts
Jared Padalecki told his co-star that the airbags deploying packed a serious punch. Getting pummeled by air bags and shaken up in the car crash left Jared feeling like he had “gone 12 rounds with [Mike] Tyson,” Jensen added.
He concluded: “Keep him in your thoughts, send him some love if you get the chance on social and he’ll be back with us soon.”
You can watch the full video of Jensen’s time at the convention and hear exactly what he had to say about Jared in the video down below.
In the comments of the YouTube video, Supernatural fans did exactly as Jensen asked and penned tons of well-wishes for Jared. Fans hope he was on the speedy road to recovery. And, they were relieved he survived the terrible crash.
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