Jason Priestley Hospitalized After Being Thrown From Horse During Filming Of ‘The Code’

Jason Priestley was hospitalized after falling off a horse on Monday during filming of The Code.

TMZ reports that the Beverly Hills 90210 star fell hard to the ground and was immediately sent to the ER following his accident. He stayed overnight in the hospital due to his history of concussions. A neurologist examined the actor for impact after his fall and determined that he did, in fact, suffer another concussion.

Priestley, 46, subsequently filled fans in on Twitter about what happened and his prognosis.

“Hey guys, thanks for all the kind words…

“It’s true, I did get thrown off a horse on set… I got my bell rung pretty good… Because I have a history of concussions, they took me to see a neurologist for an assessment. He advised I take a few days off as I had suffered a concussion… But I am definitely on the mend and looking forward to getting back to work with all the wonderful people on The Code.”

ET Canada reports more on the story surrounding Jason’s involvement with shooting the series.

In the show, Priestley plays Matt “Shadow” Shade, a former pro hockey player with a remarkable ability to read people and foresee their next moves. Those attributes that made him a competitive hockey player are channeled to solving crimes.

Jason’s character works closely with a “smart, sexy, and feisty partner,” Angie Everett (played by Cindy Sampson from Rogue and Rookie Blue).

According to the announcement about The Code, “Shot on location in and around Toronto, The Code takes a modern spin on the classic noir hero story, as Matt and Angie investigate a wide range of fascinating cases from fraud to adultery to conspiracy and murder, while offering a great relationship drama along the way.”

Jason Priestley suffered a concussion after falling off a horse while filming his new series, 'The Code' (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images).

The 10-episode series, set to premiere in spring 2016 on Global, has an impressive cast of stars. Barry Flatman (Fargo, Defiance) portrays Shade’s father, Don, and is described as “the ultimate blue-collar hockey dad.” According to the show’s synopsis, Matt Shade “wouldn’t be the ex-pro athlete that he is if Don hadn’t driven him to every game and pushed him to be focused and hard-working.”

Actress Jordyn Negri (Warehouse 13, Dino Dan) plays Shade’s visually impaired daughter, Jules. Her character description is someone “who is wise beyond her years but yearns to fit in – just like every 14-year-old.”

Back in 2002, Jason Priestley fractured his spine and suffered a concussion during a race car crash in Kentucky. As Us reports, his feet, back, and skull were both broken, and his nose was severely damaged. The actor was technically dead for 45 seconds.

In a 2003 interview with Barbara Walters, Priestley said, “I actually checked out. And for some reason I got sent back. I got returned… They tell me that when they were pulling me out of the car and they pulled my helmet off, my nose was pushed so far up into my forehead, they could actually see into my sinuses. And look into my head.”

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