A Harry Potter actor is in intensive care after a head-on crash left him with a broken neck and punctured lung.
Jim Tavaré, who played Tom the innkeeper in The Prisoner of Azkaban, also suffered 15 broken ribs, fractured breastbones and breaks in his right leg.
A picture of the 54-year-old lying in a hospital bed has been uploaded to his official Facebook page by his wife, Laura.
This is Laura here. Now that his family have been informed, Jim has asked me to let you all know that he was involved in…
She wrote in the post:
This is Laura here. Now that his family have been informed, Jim has asked me to let you all know that he was involved in a serious car accident yesterday, a head-on collision.
He’s currently in ICU intensive care. He has 15 broken ribs, fractures in both breastbones, a punctured lung, multiple breaks in his right leg, and a broken neck.
He’s had two blood transfusions so far and is about to go in for his first surgery. This is for real, not a movie role. Please hold some good thoughts for him as he fights his way out of this.
It’s not clear where the crash took place, but the Essex-born actor spends most of his time in Los Angeles.
Tavaré’s fans and fellow entertainers have since been sent their best wishes:
Get well soon @jimtavare ,wishing all the best to tom, the inkeeper of the leaky cauldron❤⚡️
— Aimee Dore (@Aims_Dore) March 8, 2017
— Omid Djalili (@omid9) March 8, 2017
Wishing @jimtavare lots of love and a speedy recovery after his terrible car accident. XX
— Tony Gardner (@Tonygardner) March 8, 2017
Wishing @jimtavare a speedy recovery. Saw him and Bassie in Liverpool a few times many moons ago. Extremely talented and funny man.
— Sharon ? (@sharon5poon) March 9, 2017
Get well soon Jim Tavare x
— Christian O'Connell (@OC) March 9, 2017
In addition to starring in Harry Potter, Tavaré also co-wrote and starred in the Bafta-winning ITV series The Sketch Show.
We wish him a speedy recovery.