PURCELL: Look, I grew up in Australia, I played rugby league for most of my life—I’ve broken legs, I’ve broken arms, I broke my nose when I was 15. That kind of injury was something on another level.
PURCELL: It’s tying into what’s going on in the world today with terrorism.
Get me to a hospital.” The first hospital or clinic was closed; we’re in Ouarzazate (Morocco) — where n, and all these great films were made — which is in the middle of nowhere.
The medical infrastructure isn’t the best, and they took me to another hospital.
I mean, it was a scene where I was running into the prison, and I felt this extraordinary explosion on my head that I’d never experienced.
It wasn’t like someone was slowly cutting my arm kind of pain; it was this sudden explosion. It was like, what the f**k has just happened to me?
The show is taking place in Yemen; we’re dealing with ISIS and ISA, and obviously we left off with Michael presumably dead.
He wasn’t, he ended up working for this organization.Everything just lined up because this doctor—Doctor B—he is one of the best plastic surgeons there (in Casablanca), and also has clinics around the world. Lucky.” And then he put me under anesthetic, straightened my nose—re-broke it to straighten it again—and he said I have extra layers of skin around my skull, which actually prevented the fatal blow. You wouldn’t believe it—you saw the pictures—I’m good to go.I actually start filming PURCELL: When you’re working in foreign countries, especially countries where language is a problem…I’m not going to comment on who’s responsible, but all I will say is the scene required me to run into a prison, which was a caged dome kind of thing, and I ran through and extras were coming my way, and one extra hit me—I smashed him, and he hit the fence, and I kept running, but all of the sudden, this iron bar, this thing just cracked my head.And then I’m just leaning over and the blood is just pouring out like a shower, and my stunt guy came up beside me, and I looked at him and said, “Dude, what the f**k’s going on? ” And he said, “Your head’s split right open, I can see your skull, your nose is on the other side of your face. I’m not being hyperbolic when I say this — I expected that I was either going to black out or die, because in my brain, when he said my skull was showing, I just assumed that my skull was cracked, and blood was going to go into my brain, and I was going to f**king die in Morocco. But after about three or four minutes, nothing happened.I didn’t have any concussion, didn’t have any symptoms at all, and I just stood up and said, “All right.Purcell, who was joined tonight by his girlfriend, actress Anna Lynne Mc Cord, suffered a broken nose and head injury when a set piece was dislodged and an iron bar fell on his head.