In a surprising turn of events, Anthony Anderson, the beloved star of "Black-ish," found himself spending a night in the emergency room. This unexpected visit was the result of a misjudged on-set fight scene that left the actor with minor, yet noteworthy, injuries.
Sharing his experience with fans on Instagram early Thursday, Anderson gave a candid account of the incident, which he humorously described as a "movie set fight gone wrong." The incident, as narrated by Anderson, seemed like a scene straight out of an action movie - a confrontation involving "me against two goons and a chair." With his characteristic wit, Anderson quipped, "Guess who didn't win!
Who needs a stuntman? Me that's who! I'm not as young as I used to be!" This light-hearted admission was accompanied by a photo of Anderson flashing a peace sign from a hospital gurney, a testament to his enduring spirit amidst the mishap.
Anderson's Humorous Recovery
Further detailing his medical ordeal, Anderson revealed that although CT scans and X-rays thankfully showed no fractures or breaks, he did sustain a deep contusion in his back.
His post, infused with a touch of humor, read, "That chair will never be the same though! Bloodied and bowed but never broken." The actor chose not to disclose the title of the movie he was filming at the time of the incident.
In a follow-up post, Anderson added a touch of drama by sharing a photo of "the chair that whooped my a** last night," geotagged in Cape Town, South Africa. He humorously personified the chair, saying, "It sucker punched me in the kidneys and back with no mercy!
When I got on set today it was grinning at me! Little does he know I got something for that a**! He gone learn today!"
This incident comes on the heels of Anderson's acclaimed hosting of the Primetime Emmy Awards on Jan.
15. His performance at the ceremony was lauded by The Hollywood Reporter's critic Daniel Fienberg, who remarked on the show being "fueled by a love of television, by the visceral love for a never-more-ubiquitous medium." Anderson's ER visit is a reminder of the unexpected hazards that can occur behind the scenes of movie magic, even for seasoned actors like himself.
His ability to maintain a sense of humor through the ordeal has certainly endeared him further to his fans and colleagues alike.