Jared Padalecki ‘happy to be alive’ after fatal car crash
The 39-year-old was scheduled to attend one supernatural Fantagung on Sunday (April 24), but could not appear after an accident.
Explaining the reason for his absence, Padalecki’s co-star Jensen Ackles told the crowd, “He’s sending his love. I spoke to him yesterday. He’s sad that he can’t be here.”
He continued: “[Padalecki] had a very bad car accident. He didn’t drive. He was in the passenger seat and he is lucky to be alive.”
Ackles and Padelecki starred as on-screen brothers in all 327 episodes of the hit show’s 15 seasons, which ran from 2005 to 2020.
The actor went on to reassure fans that Padalecki – who played Sam Winchester in it supernaturaland also starred as Dean in Gilmore Girls – is recovering.
“This airbag has it all. He says: ‘I feel like I did 12 laps with Tyson.’ But he’s fine and moving,” said Ackles, who played Dean Winchester.
“But yes, [it was a] really, really bad car accident. Just keep him in your thoughts, send him some love whenever you get a chance to be on social media and he will be with us again soon.”
The Independent has reached out to a Padalecki representative for comment.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/jared-padalecki-car-crash-jensen-ackles-supernatural-b2064610.html Supernatural star Jared Padalecki is lucky to be alive after a serious car accident