Resident Evil Stuntwoman to Have Arm Amputated Following On-Set Crash
"I'm truly grateful to be alive."
In September, stunt performer Olivia Jackson was seriously injured on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. After being placed in a medically induced coma for two weeks, she subsequently posted on Facebook that she was slowly recovering from her injuries. Jackson has now provided a further update, revealing that she will need to have an arm amputated.
"My left arm is paralysed and is going to have to be amputated," she told the The Sun newspaper (via Yahoo Movies). "My facial scarring is horrible and I wish I had my old face. But I'm truly grateful to be alive."
Jackson was acting as a stunt double for star Milla Jovovich on the South African set of the sixth part of the Resident Evil movie series. She collided with a camera crane while performing a motorcycle stunt, an injury that was so bad that Jovovich said it was "a miracle she survived."
Jackson's Facebook post in October detailed the extent of her injuries, which included "brain bleed[ing], brain swelling, severed main artery in the neck, crushed and degloved face, several broken ribs, paralyzed arm, shattered scapula, broken clavicle, broken humerus, broken radius and ulna, with an open wound and a 7.5 piece of bone missing, [and an] amputated thumb."
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is set to be released in January 2017, and is once more directed by Paul WS Anderson. 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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