Shia LaBeouf Hospitalized After Head Injury on Set of ‘American Honey’

Shia LaBeouf Head Injury
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Shia LaBeouf was hospitalized and has since been released following a minor head injury on the North Dakota set of indie “American Honey,” sources confirm to Variety.

The actor was supposed to put his head through a glass window in one scene, but a mishap caused his head to be cut, along with his index finger. Sources close to the production said he received stitches to his head and his hand accordingly.

“Shia LaBeouf sustained minimal injuries late last night on the set of his current film, ‘American Honey,'” said the film’s producers in a statement. “As protocol, production sought out medical attention, and Shia received stitches on his hand and for a laceration on his head. He is due back on set tomorrow.”

LaBeouf was sent home after a brief hospital visit. According to TMZ, which first reported the news, he received 20 stitches and 13 staples. The actor is scheduled to return to shooting the film on Thursday.

British filmmaker Andrea Arnold directs “American Honey,” her first U.S.-set film. Protagonist Pictures introduced the film to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.

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  1. Bill B. says:

    What a happy looking guy! I don’t know how people who behave as badly as this one does can still get a job.

  2. buffalobilly says:

    jinxed, his turgid luck continues…

    • Yvette says:

      Knowing how ‘method’ and intense this guy is..
      It might have just been one of those where he went too far..
      But I respect the dedication and this actually makes me excited about this film because of it.
      As for why he continues to get work, maybe that’s why..
      And Andrea Arnold knows what’s she’s doing.

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  4. richardscv399 says:

    That’s what you get with runaway film productions, companies leaving areas like Los Angeles where well trained seasoned veterans live and work, taking the show on the road and production companies hiring the cheapest available local labor….
    I looked up the stunt coordinator on iMDB and also the special FX coordinator…
    The stunt coordinator appears to have many years of experience, however the special FX coordinator appears to only have a few years of experience at various jobs as a camera assistant, grip, and special FX… Seems odd to me that he would wear so many different hats… Here in Los Angeles, grips are grips… camera people are camera people… and special FX personnel handle special FX… And we have stunt men and women here who do the stunts.
    Not sure what went wrong here, something doesn’t seem right… Is the crew involved trained professionals? Was break away glass being used? Why wasn’t a stuntman used?
    A lot of questions here…

    I hope Shia makes a full recovery.

  5. Ted Faraone says:

    If he took a hit that required 13 staples he may suffer from post concussion disorder, which, among other things, makes cue cards necessary. The other symptoms are too gross to discuss.

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