Will Ferrell unhurt and released from hospital following car accident

Will Ferrell unhurt and released from hospital following car accident

Will Ferrell is staying close to the hospital until his injured friends are out. He and his colleague Andrew Steele were unhurt in the incident.

Will Ferrell was not injured and has been released from the hospital following the car accident which took place on Friday (April 13). The crash took place in Orange County when the actor was returning from Funny or Die and Billy Eichner’s “Glam Up the Midterms” event which took place in  San Diego. 


Will's rep has released a statement following the incident. "While traveling back to Los Angeles after hosting a voter registration event in San Diego, a car carrying Will Ferrell and three of his colleagues was struck on the freeway by another vehicle," the statement reads. "Will and his colleague, Andrew Steele, were unhurt and have been released from an Orange County hospital. Will’s longtime driver, Mark Thompson, and his other colleague Carolina Barlow, remain hospitalized in stable condition.

"Will is staying close by as his friends are being treated and has expressed his deep gratitude to the first responders who were immediately at the scene and to the hospital team that took such great care of them. He’s also grateful for all the wishes he and his friends are receiving."

The actor has been released from the hospital (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
The actor has been released from the hospital (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

TMZ was the first to report the news. Will was photographed talking on the phone when he was being taken to the hospital. Law enforcement officers told the website that "the SUV was sideswiped from the right rear by a Toyota, causing the SUV to spin and flip over." 

No traces of drug or alcohol being involved in the incident were noticed. No one was arrested for the incident but the cops are still investigating the accident. At the time of the accident, one witness told the website that "a woman in Will's vehicle was more seriously injured, and was bleeding profusely on the scene." The cops thought that alcohol might be the reason for the accident after "open beer bottles were seen on the road after the SUV was pulled upright."

As soon as the news about Will's car accident surfaced, fans were quick to send their prayers and wishes towards the actor. "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO PLEASE BE OKAY LONG LIVE NIGHT HAWK," one fan wrote. While another wrote, "Omg will please be ok. I know you will I can feel it."