Supernatural co-star Jared Padalecki was involved in a brutal car crash according to his co-star Jensen Ackles, who revealed the news while speaking at a panel for a fan convention around the show, Supernatural Official Conventions in New Jersey.

Ackles first sweetly said, “I miss my buddy,” soon after taking the stage, but goes into why Padalecki isn’t present soon after. “We’re basically sharing this, I asked him if that was fine,” Ackles began. “He was in a very bad car accident. He wasn’t driving, he was in the passenger seat.”

He hinted at the severity of the crash by saying, “He’s lucky to be alive. And not only that, but he’s home recovering, which the fact that he’s not even in a hospital right now is blowing my mind because I saw the car.” Ackles also added that no fatalities happened during the crash.

His onscreen brother was still in high spirits despite his injuries, and Ackles shared that he joked getting hit by the airbag felt like “I went twelve rounds with Tyson.” He didn’t reveal when it happened, but the panel occurred on Sunday, but Padalecki first revealed that he wouldn’t be attending the fan gathering last Thursday.

Since the final episode of Supernatural aired in 2020, both actors have stayed busy. Ackles will be appearing in the third season of Amazon’s superhero series The Boys, and Ackles is currently starring in the reboot of the Walker Texas Ranger reboot series simply dubbed Walker. You can watch a video of Ackles’ panel below.

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