Jared Padalecki Recovering After ‘Very Bad Car Accident’

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Jared Padalecki was recently involved in a "very bad car accident."

The Supernatural and Walker star was absent from a fan convention this weekend, and Jensen Ackles shed light on the incident.

"I miss my buddy," Ackles said to fans on Sunday.

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"[Padalecki] sends his love. I spoke with him yesterday. He’s sad he can’t be here."

"He was in a very bad car accident," Ackles added.

"He wasn’t driving. He was in the passenger seat, and he’s lucky to be alive," he elaborated.

"That airbag packs a punch. He’s like, 'I feel like I went 12 rounds with [Mike] Tyson.' But he is doing OK, and he’s moving around," Ackles said of his one-time co-star, which you can see in the video below.

"But yeah, [it was a] really, really bad car accident. Just keep him in your thoughts, send him some love if you get a chance on social and he’ll be back with us soon."

Padalecki revealed late last week that he would not be attending the convention.

"Hey #SpnFamily! Sorry to miss y’all in NYC [sic] this weekend," he said in a tweet.

"Thank you and the #WalkerFamily for all the love and support. Can’t wait to see y’all again. [prayer hands emoji, red heart emoji]."

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Padalecki starred in all 15 seasons of Supernatural.

The series wrapped up its run in November 2020 on The CW, but the actor is still a part of the network's schedule, thanks to his starring role on the Walker reboot.

It draws strong ratings for the network and an 1800s-set spinoff is in the works.

Ackles and Padalecki recently reunited on Walker, while the former is prepping a Supernatural prequel for The CW called The Winchesters.

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The series is set to follow Mary and John Winchester before Sam and Dean were born.

Fans lit up social media with well-wishes for Padalecki after news broke of the accident.

We wish Jared a speedy recovery.

Remember you can watch Walker online right here via TV Fanatic.

New episodes of Walker air Thursdays on The CW at 8 p.m.

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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