Comedic actor Will Ferrell has reportedly been rushed to hospital for treatment after being involved in a car accident.
The Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Blades of Glory actor was riding in a chauffeur driven SUV when it flipped over in an incident involving two cars last night (Thursday April 12).
Ferrell, along with two other passengers, was transported to hospital in ambulances.
Witnesses told TMZ the SUV was side-swiped by another vehicle while driving on the I-5 freeway in Orange County at around 11pm.
It is currently unclear what injuries Ferrell and the other passengers suffered.
The popular 50-year-old actor was seen speaking on his mobile phone as firefighters loaded up his stretcher into the ambulance.
According to another witness, a female passenger in Ferrell’s car was more seriously injured, bleeding profusely at the scene.
The group were travelling on the way back from a Funny or Die event outside of San Diego where Ferrell appeared as his popular Anchorman character Ron Burgundy.
We wish them all a speedy recovery.
Fans have been taking to social media to wish Ferrell all their best.
Kevin Cotta wrote on Twitter:
Hoping Will Ferrell is alright. I was at the Glam Up The Midterms event he was at last night and he was amazing as Ron Burgundy.
Marla White also sent her love to the actor tweeting:
Sending healing vibes to Will Ferrell after his scary accident last night in Orange County.
— Marla White (@marlawhite) April 13, 2018
Of course some attempted to use humour as a way to disguise their pain including this user who just couldn’t help referencing Talladega Nights:
Update on Will Ferrell’s SUV accident. The driver of the other car that Ferrell was side swiped by has been identified as Jean Girard.
Update on Will Ferrell's SUV accident. The driver of the other car that Ferrell was side swiped by has been identified as Jean Girard pic.twitter.com/whxj1jx8Bp
— GlassTalk (@GlassTalk_) April 13, 2018
Ferrell has recently been busy working on the upcoming comedy film Holmes and Watson which will see him reunite with fellow Step Brothers star John C. Reilly.
As reported by Deadline, the project was initially devised to star Sacha Baron Cohen but was stalled for several years, likely due to financial reasons.
However, Sony Pictures picked up the project meaning this year we will see this unique big screen take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic characters as Ferrell takes on Holmes and Reilly his right-hand man Watson.
Ethan Coen, one half of the Coen brothers, is helming the project as both director and writer meaning we know it is in safe hands as his screenplay credits include Idiocracy and Tropic Thunder.
The comedic take on the popular literary characters will also star comedy actor Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is The New Black), Rob Brydon (Gavin and Stacey), Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting), Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort from Harry Potter) and Hugh Laurie (House and Blackadder).
We can’t wait to see it on the big screen!
Holmes and Watson is scheduled to be released on December 21 this year in US cinemas. The UK release date is currently unknown.
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Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.