Jared Padalecki is recovering from a very serious road accident.
The actor, 39, missed a “Supernatural” fan convention on Sunday, April 24, after he was involved in a crash.
While speaking to the crowd at the event, Jensen Ackles said, “[Padalecki] sends his love. I spoke with him yesterday. He’s sad he can’t be here.”
Sharing more details, Ackles continued, “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.”
Assuring fans that Padalecki is doing well, he added, “That airbag packs a punch. He’s like, ‘I feel like I went 12 rounds with Tyson.’ But he is doing OK, and he’s moving around. But yeah, [it was a] really, really bad car accident. Just keep him in your thoughts, send him some love if you get a chance on social, and he’ll be back with us soon.”
God this is so scary so glad jensen said he is moving around at least this means he is okay :( pic.twitter.com/b502oxw6nw
— vi (@samgirldean) April 24, 2022
After the news circulated online, fans took to social media, sending their well wishes to the “Walker” actor, who has now responded to the kind messages.
“Hey y’all! I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love,” Padalecki wrote on Twitter Tuesday night alongside a selfie with his five-year-old daughter Odette. “I’m definitely on the mend and hoping to return to filming later this week.”
“I’m so lucky to have had the best care and be surrounded by people who love me,” he continued in his tweet. “So grateful for everyone.”
Hey y’all! I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love. I’m definitely on the mend and hoping to return to filming later this week. I’m so lucky to have had the best care and be surrounded by people who love me. So grateful for everyone🙏#SPNFamily #WalkerFamily #AKF pic.twitter.com/TF1C73sbX8
— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) April 26, 2022