‘Maze Runner’ Star Dylan O’Brien Injured on Set

Dylan O'Brien Injured on 'Maze Runner'
Courtesy of Fox

Maze Runner” star Dylan O’Brien was hit by a car and suffered multiple injuries on the set of the franchise’s upcoming sequel “The Death Cure” yesterday, Variety has confirmed.

The 24-year-old actor was taken to a local hospital in British Columbia for observation and treatment following the accident.

“Production on the film will be shut down while he recovers,” a Fox spokesperson said. “Our thoughts go out to Dylan for a full and speedy recovery.”

According to TMZ, O’Brien was run over by a vehicle in a car scene gone wrong and may have suffered multiple broken bones.

O’Brien stars in the dystopian YA adaptation series as Thomas. The 2014 original grossed $102 million in U.S. receipts, and 2015 follow-up “The Scorch Trials” tallied $82 million in domestic box office. “Death Cure,” the third installment, will bow on Feb. 17, 2017.

He’s also known for his role on MTV’s “Teen Wolf” and his appearance in “The Internship.”

“Maze Runner” author James Dashner tweeted an update on Friday afternoon. “I just want to let everyone know that yes, Dylan was hurt, but that he’s going to be okay,” he said. “Not life threatening in any way,” adding, “Production is postponed but certainly not cancelled. All that matters now is that Dylan recovers. We love you, Dylan!!!”

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  1. Rania says:

    Awwh sad to hear, hope he gets all better soon! Also, keep having a handsome face Dylan!!

  2. Jessica♥♥♥♡♡♡♥♥♥♡♡♡ says:

    I love dylan and its so bad i wish he back to healthy

  3. Margaret C says:

    Can someone, please, get an update on his condition?

  4. Dylan Wife says:

    Poor Dylan!!

  5. The Truth! says:

    TMZ isn’t reliable? Ya think?! They are not the media, never have been, and will never be.
    They are a blog. And a bad one at that.

  6. Francesca says:

    TMZ isn’t reliable or correct, Kaya Scodelario confirmed this on her instagram post

  7. Jo Mama says:

    Hopefully this cast and crew can get back to work disgracing local cultures and their artifacts on their film shoots.

  8. Crystal says:

    He wasn’t run over by a car at all. Shame on Variety for citing TMZ, a tabloid paper that is well known for reporting false info just to get many clicks on their articles.
    Dylan fell off a set piece that was supposed to resemble a train and broke his cheekbone like Deadline reported. There was no car involved.

  9. @arisstrauss.s says:


  10. John says:

    What’s this, no mentioned of the stupid rednecks in Georgia who didn’t know better to prevent this from happening? Oh right, this is being filmed in Canada so no mention of the location of the accident.

  11. demoncat4 says:

    wishing him a strong recovery . hope when production resumes the producers learn and use stuntman for stunts like that.

  12. artwithapart says:

    Thats why we have stuntmen
    Hope he heals well and production learns once again

  13. Nanny Mo says:

    Much love to him and his family. Talented man. Take the time you need to recover, then get back to work.

  14. Marti723 says:

    OMG! this sounds bad. I hope he’s not that hurtcand will cbe alright soon :)

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