Jason Priestley Hospitalized After Being Thrown From Horse On Set Of ‘The Code’

Jason Priestley recently had to be hospitalized after he was thrown off of a horse while filming on the set of his new television series, The Code.

According to Us Weekly, the Beverly Hills 90210 alum was thrown from the horse earlier this week, and was immediately rushed to the emergency room at a local hospital, where he stayed overnight. Because he has a history of head injuries, the doctors suggested that he be assessed by a neurologist, who confirmed he had received another concussion from the fall.

On Wednesday, Priestley’s fans reached out to him on social media after hearing about what had happened. Jason then took to Twitter to share an update on his condition to his nearly 84,000 followers. Priestley started off by thanking his fans for their kind words, and then he confirmed the media’s reports.

“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,” Priestley wrote.

Jason then went on to say he is “on the mend,” and is looking forward to getting back to work filming the new series.

“He [the neurologist] 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,” he tweeted.

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This isn’t the first time Jason Priestley has been involved in an accident. In 2002, the actor was hospitalized in serious condition after his race car crashed head-on into a wall during a practice run at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. Priestley was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington following the crash, which marked the first serious crash since the track opened in 2000, the Cincinnati Enquirer previously reported.

At the time, the doctors said Priestley suffered fractures to both of his feet, a “closed head injury,” and a fracture of the thoracic spine.

“I came back around to look at the damage; it didn’t look that bad,” another driver Ed Carpenter said. “But those head-first crashes are the kind that cause head and neck injuries.”

During a January, 2015, interview, Priestley’s former Beverly Hills 90210 cast member, Shannen Doherty, said Jason’s 2002 car crash altered his memory of her, and made him not able to separate fact from fiction about their past. In an interview with Jenny Hutt on SiruisXM radio, Doherty referenced the comments Priestley made in his 2014 memoir about her bad behavior on a flight they took together, according to the Toronto Sun.

“I could not believe my ears at Shannen’s very first words after she boarded. Her butt had barely hit her seat before she said loudly to the PR person, ‘Really? A town car? You send a town car to take me to the airport, not a limo?’” the memoir reads.

Doherty said the incident was not true, and said he may have gotten her confused with another member of the cast.

“Everybody changes,” Doherty said. “They have their own perception of the truth. His is definitely different than mine.”

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