UPDATE – Bruce Dern has suffered a possible fractured hip after collapsing while jogging in Los Angeles and has been released after being hospitalized.
The news was first reported late Friday afternoon by TMZ, which reported that the incident took place at 3:45 p.m. The site posted a photo taken by a bystander of a shirtless Dern on the ground as he was being treated. The original report said the incident occurred at Runyon Canyon, a popular hiking area in the Hollywood Hills but his publicist said the location was Silver Lake Reservoir.
Dern’s manager Alan Somers told Variety that the accident took place after he slipped on gravel while jogging.
Dern’s publicist Lee Wallman told Variety that Dern jogs every day. “He was in good spirits,” she added.
Wallman said that Dern had recently completed filming his role as George Spahn in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Dern, 82, was cast in the part as a replacement for the late Burt Reynolds.
Wallman said she expects that Dern will want to return to shooting the upcoming Showtime comedy series “Black Monday” next week. The series stars stars Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, and Regina Hall and is executive produced by David Caspe, Jordan Cahan, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg.
“Knowing Bruce, he’ll want to get back to work as soon as possible,” she added.
Dern, the father of actress Laura Dern, has credits dating back to “Route 66” in 1960. He was nominated for the Academy Award for supporting actor for “Coming Home” in 1978 and for best actor for “Nebraska” in 2013. He also appeared in Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.”