Resident Evil Stuntwoman Out of Coma After Crash, Details Her Horrifying Injuries
"Just gonna take it day by day."
Olivia Jackson, the stunt performer who was seriously injured on the South African set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, is on the road to recovery. Jackson, who was acting as stunt double to star Milla Jovovich, was placed into an induced coma last month after colliding with a camera crane while performing a motorcycle stunt. But now she has posted a message of Facebook, detailing the horrific extent of her injuries, but assuring friends and family that she was beginning to heal.
The post, released by a friend through the Life Is Savage website, reads:
2 weeks in a coma, brain bleed, brain swelling, severed main artery in the neck, crushed & degloved face, several broken ribs, paralyzed arm, shattered scapula, broken clavicle, broken humerus, broken radius & ulna, with an open wound and a 7.5 piece of bone missing, amputated thumb, torn fingers, 5 nerves torn out of the spinal cord.... not my funnest day on set."
Jackson finishes her post by saying: "Thanks to everyone for their prayers and beautiful messages. I'm sure it's all helped pull me through this difficult time. Long road to recovery but just gonna take it day by day."
The sixth part of the Resident Evil movie series is scheduled for a January 2017 release, with Jovovich and director Paul WS Anderson returning to the zombie action franchise one last time. Earlier this week, on-set pictures were released of the cast and crew at work.
The previous Resident Evil film, 2012's Retribution, grossed $240 million worldwide, and the series has to date made more than $915 million globally.
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