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Arrow star Stephen Amell suffers back injury performing stunt

Joe Anderton
·2-min read
Photo credit: Mike Coppola - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Coppola - Getty Images

From Digital Spy

Arrow star Stephen Amell has injured himself on the set of his new project, it has been revealed.

The actor is currently filming Heels, a wrestling drama that also features Vikings star Alexander Ludwig, in Atlanta for Starz. It has been reported that he was seen to by a medic and a stunt co-ordinator immediately after the stunt went wrong.

A statement from Starz issued to Deadline reads: "While performing a stunt on the set of Heels this week, Stephen Amell sustained an injury to his back. Following a medical evaluation, he is now resting and recovering at home in anticipation of his return to set."

Photo credit: Mike Coppola - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Coppola - Getty Images

Related: Arrow showrunner discusses Stephen Amell return

Starz also stated the production hasn't needed to be shut down because of the accident, which isn't surprising because Amell admitted that, after a crew member on the show contracted coronavirus (COVID-19), he himself contracted the virus.

Speaking about how they only needed one day before re-arranging filming to work around his isolation, Amell said: "What they were able to do is mind boggling, quite frankly.

"It just goes to show that they were prepared for it, but not everyone has the luxury of taking two weeks off."

Photo credit: Diyah Pera
Photo credit: Diyah Pera

Heels is an eight-episode series that will explore the lives of a group of people in a small community in Georgia who want to make it in the world of independent professional wrestling. A planned release window has not been announced.

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