After unfortunate accident, Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious 9, Jason Statham addresses Joe Watts’ injury as stuntman’s serious. Vin Diesel’s stunt double in Fast and Furious 9 had a serious accident when during the shooting of the film. He plunged 30 feet from the balcony and the safety cable snapped.
A stuntman was severely injured on the sets of Fast & Furious 9 after which the production on the film was halted. The crew member has been admitted to a hospital. He received severe head injuries after a fall at the Warner Bros studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, where the film was being shot.
Joe’s fiancée Tilly Powell opened up about Watt’s accident and shared on Facebook, “Joe has suffered a serious head injury and is in an induced coma. He is stable and is being monitored closely throughout the night. I love him so much and my heart is shattered. He has all his family and friends by his side to get him through this!”
The shooting on the new film, which stars series regulars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as well as newcomer John Cena, started last month. The film has a release date of May 2020.
The stuntman, Joe Watts, was working on a second unit when he sustained head injuries in a fall. He has been placed in an induced coma after having been taken to a London hospital in an air ambulance. Watts was not Vin Diesel’s stunt double, as was reported by some British tabloids.