Girlfriend of Vin Diesel's body-double ‘devastated’ as boyfriend fights for life after falling 30ft during shoot
LONDON: Vin Diesel's stunt double, Joe Watts has been put in an induced coma after he plunged 30ft onto his head. The incident happened when Watts was on the set of 'Fast and Furious 9' at the Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire on Monday.
The unfortunate accident has now left Watts' fiance Tilly Powell, who is also a stunt performer, "devastated".
As reported by DailyMail, one of Powell's family members shared, "Tilly is absolutely devastated but she has known the risks that were always involved. She grew up with a father who was a stuntman and has followed the same career. She knew that they always faced risks on any dangerous stunt." Tilly and Watts have been dating for four years and are supposed to be getting married next year.
Tilly Powell told friends her "heart is shattered" as she took to social media to assure loved ones that Watts was "stable and being monitored closely throughout the night."
She also added, "I love him so much. He has all his friends and family by his side to get him through this."
Powell was working on 'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' at another location in London when she learned of Watts' accident.
The filming on the 9th part of the 'Fast and Furious' franchise came to a halt after a safety cable snapped as Watts jumped off a balcony on set and hit the ground.
Watts has worked on several Hollywood blockbusters such as Kingsman Golden Circle, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Spider-Man Far From Home. He has also performed stunts in Game of Thrones, Johnny English Strikes Again, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Jurassic World and The Hitman's Bodyguard.
Yesterday's accident has also left superstar Vin Diesel devastated and tearful. "Vin Diesel was seen on set seconds after. He looked ashen, totally in shock and blinking back tears. He saw what happened," a source was quoted as saying by the Sun.