Update: Bilodeau was badly burned during a Halloween party mishap when his costume caught on fire, burning his arms and legs. His face was not harmed. At the time of the injury, the actor was with his “Baby Daddy” co-star Tahj Mowry.
In a statement, Bilodeau’s rep says: “‘Baby Daddy’ star, Jean-Luc Bilodeau was in an accident Saturday night at his co-star, Tahj Mowry’s home for a Halloween party. At the party, Jean-Luc’s costume caught on fire when he got too close to an open flame and he suffered burns to his legs and arms. From what we understand, it was no one’s fault and this was merely a freak accident. Per his doctor, he is expected to make a full recovery. While this accident is extremely unfortunate, it serves as a reminder that Halloween costumes and Halloween make-up can be extremely dangerous and flammable. Please exercise precautions this season and be mindful of what you are putting on your body and face.”
Previous (Oct. 26, 4:49 p.m): Production on Season 5 of ABC Family’s comedy “Baby Daddy” has been halted, following star Jean-Luc Bilodeau being injured this past weekend, Variety has learned.
Though details on Bilodeau’s injury have not been released, sources close to the show say that the actor should be fine, though a date for production resuming has not yet been determined. The “Baby Daddy” crew is being alerted of the production change today.
“Jean-Luc Bilodeau, star of ABC Family’s ‘Baby Daddy’ suffered a non-life threatening injury on Saturday night. He is expected to make a full recovery. The ‘Baby Daddy’ production schedule is being rearranged to accommodate him,” a spokesperson for the network tells Variety, adding that the injury did not occur on set.
Production on the fifth season began on Aug. 17. Production is off next week, as an-already-scheduled week-long hiatus was set before Bilodeau’s injury.
“Baby Daddy,” which was picked up for an additional 10 episodes for Season 5, is slated to premiere on Feb. 3 at 8:30 p.m.