Nathaniel Marston Paralyzed In Car Crash: Former ‘As The World Turns,’ ‘One Life To Live’ Actor Fighting For His Life

Actor Nathaniel Marston is reportedly recovering in a hospital after he was injured in a car crash on the evening of Friday, October, 30.

Marston, who is a soap opera veteran, having appeared in both One Life To Live and As The World Turns, is in an extremely serious condition. It’s thought that he has suffered a broken neck, shoulder, and ribs in the accident, as well as fracturing numerous vertebrae too.

nathaniel-marston-car-crash [Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images]Elizabeth Jackson, who is Marston’s mother, took to her Facebook page several times over the last 24 hours to provide several updates. Her initial message, on Saturday evening, informed her followers and fans of the accident.

“Please pray for my son Nathaniel Marston.. He was in a car accident last night and is in intensive care on life support. Back and neck broken in several places. Other internal injuries. Please pray that he will recover and walk again.”

Three hours later, she then looked to dispel any rumors that may emerge regarding her son’s car crash by revealing that police offers had confirmed Nathaniel Marston was sober at the time of the crash.

“Just spoke to highway patrol and tribal police.. In case rumor mill gets going. Nate was sober according to cops. Waiting to speak to Dr.Please pray that Nate does not end up a paraplegic.. neck broken and fractured in neck vertebrae 3,4,5,6, and 7. Shoulder broken along with all ribs.Collapsed lung and pneumonia. Please please pray for him”

Then, early on Sunday morning, Elizabeth Jackson confirmed that Nathaniel Marston in all likelihood, if he survives, would be left paralyzed and wouldn’t be able to breathe without a ventilator. Her full post revealed the sobering news.

“Spoke to Nates Dr. In all likely hood if he lives he will be paralyzed from the neck down and will not breathe without a ventilator machine. Oh my God please give me strength.”

This post then led to an outpouring of support from Elizabeth Jackson’s friends and family, each of whom immediately sent out their “positive thoughts” and insisted that she was in their “heart and prayers.”

Nathaniel Marston has been a hugely popular figure and actor in the soap opera world. Marston originally shot to fame after he appeared on CBS’ As The World Turns between 1998 and 2000, playing Eddie Silva.

During his stint on the show, Marston earned plenty of fans and plaudits, so much so, in fact, that he earned a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Male Newcomer.

nathaniel-marston-car [Photo by Getty Images]But it was on ABC’s One Life To Live that Marston really grew in stature, playing the character of Al Holden between 2001 and 2003, before then returning as Dr. Michael McBain on the series between 2004 and 2007.

In fact, according to Celeb Dirty Laundry, when Marston was originally written out of the show and released from his contract back in 2003, fans became so annoyed at the network’s decision that they wrote to them in droves and actually convinced ABC to reinstate him.

Nathaniel Marston has had his fair share of issues though. On October 21, 2007, Marston was arrested in New York City following an altercation with three people. It’s believed that he was under the influence of narcotics at the time.

Marston later pled guilty to the charge of misdemeanor resisting arrest, and underwent a three-month course in anger management, but did avoid a jail term.

On March 31, 2006, Nathaniel Marston married Rita Bias, and it’s believed that the pair are still husband and wife.

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