Milla Jovovich Responds After Her Stunt Double Is Seriously Injured On SetPublished on September 16, 2015.
Actress Milla Jovovich took to her Facebook on Tuesday, September 15 to write a heartfelt message asking for prayers after her stunt double, Olivia Jackson, was very seriously injured on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter on September 5.
“I sit down to write this post with a heavy heart, because a terrible accident rocked our set on Saturday the 5th of September. My incredibly talented stunt double, Olivia Jackson, collided with a camera crane while performing a motorcycle stunt and it put her in the hospital with severe, multiple injuries,” Jovovich wrote.
Jackson was in critical condition and fighting for life after she suffered severe head injuries and a punctured lung from the on set collision. While there were reports that she had been placed in a medically induced coma, Jovovich stated that it seems she is making some improvement, writing, “The cast and crew have been totally devastated and are waiting with bated breath for news on her recovery — we now understand she is stable and being carefully monitored by very experienced South African doctors.”
Jovovich admitted she didn’t know Jackson very well but really “looked up to her” for the few scenes they did rehearse together and added, “All of us here have been praying every single day for her and her family and sending our thoughts out hoping some of the positive energy reaches her, because she truly needs it… I would really appreciate it if you would take a moment out of your busy days ahead and pray for Olivia’s full recovery too. She needs all the help she can get right now and every bit of good energy we can send.”
Jackson’s husband also posted to Facebook thanking everyone for their support and reassuring them she is “fighting hard.”
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