Jared Padalecki gives update on car crash recovery: ‘I’m so lucky’


Jared Padalecki has announced that he’s “on the men” after a near fatal car crash.

The 39-year-old actor’s former “Supernatural” co-star, Jenson Ackles, first revealed Padalecki’s brush with death at a fan event on Saturday.

“He’s lucky to be alive,” said Ackles, 44, eliciting gasps of surprise from the audience. “He’s home recovering, which … the fact that he’s not in a hospital right now is blowing my mind because I saw the car.”

Padalecki himself was silent about his accident — until Tuesday night.

“Hey y’all! I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love. I’m definitely on the mend and hoping to return to filming later this week,” the “Walker” actor tweeted. “I’m so lucky to have had the best care and be surrounded by people who love me. So grateful for everyone.”

Padalecki shared a sweet photo and message on Twitter while recovering.
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Padalecki was in the passenger seat of the car said Ackles, who had permission from his pal to share the news.

Underneath his tweet, Padalecki’s fans showed an outpouring of support and well wishes in the replies.

“So happy you are okay!” wrote one fan.

“Take it easy Jared. So happy to hear you are doing well,” said another.

Prior to his statement today, the “Supernatural” star, who played Sam Winchester on The CW show, he only issued a short apology for not showing.

“Hey #SpnFamily! Sorry to miss y’all in NYC this weekend,” he tweeted on April 21. “Thank you and the #WalkerFamily for all the love and support. Can’t wait to see y’all again.”

Padalecki didn’t make it to a “Supernatural” event last weekend due to the crash.
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Padalecki currently plays lead character Cordell Walker in “Walker,” a reimagining of hit series “Walker, Texas Ranger,” which also airs on The CW.