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Dax Shepard reveals he ‘needs surgery’ after suffering ‘several broken bones’ in motorcycle crash where he is ‘to blame’


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DAX Shepard revealed he “needs surgery” after suffering from “several broken bones” in a motorcycle crash while driving around a racetrack in California.

The actor admitted that he was “was totally to blame” for the injury during the August 17 episode of his podcast Armchair Expert.


He updated his fans about the recovery process on Instagram[/caption]

Following the podcast, Dax gave an update about his recovery on Instagram.

He captioned a shirtless selfie that showed off a number of bruises: “Thank you Armcherries for all the well wishes and concern. I’m in one piece and spirits are high 🙂 Sorry for causing concern.”

During the podcast, the 45-year-old actor said: “I was passing six guys on Sonoma Raceway on a motorcycle and I was braking very, very hard — hard enough that the back wheel was off the ground for a good 100 yards.

“I was totally at blame. I thought I would be able to slide in between, but someone turned in and I was already under full brake and I couldn’t go anywhere.”

He explained that he “clipped their bumper,” which sent him “over the handlebars.

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The actor admitted the accident was his fault[/caption]

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He is married to actress Kristen Bell[/caption]

Dax added: “I landed pretty hard.”

The Parenthood star said that the accident, which took place during his first visit to the racecourse, was a “little demoralizing.”

He said that the employees “thoroughly yelled” at him and added: “They really let me have it and I was too injured to object, so I just took it on the chin.”

Dax chose to continue with his ride following the accident.

He iced his shoulder and hand for an hour and a half before returning to the racecourse for “two sessions” on the track.

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He recalled the accident during his Armchair Expert podcast[/caption]

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The actor waited to go to the hospital until the day after the accident[/caption]

Dax admitted that the driving became “too painful by the end,” though he didn’t go to the emergency room until the next day.

The actor said: “I’ve been at the hospital for seven hours today.

“The final tally was four broken ribs, the clavicle’s broken in three places, and I need surgery.”

During the accident, Dax managed to re-injure one of the four fingers he broke a few months back.

He joked that it was the “good news” of the incident.

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Kristen previously documented Dax taking metal pins out of his broken hand following a previous accident[/caption]

Back in April, Dax’s wife Kristen Bell watched as he removed metal pins from his broken hand with the guidance of a doctor on the phone.

The couple documented the “procedure” on tape, which the 40-year-old actress posted on Instagram.

Kristen captioned the clip: “We’re on day, ‘I can do my own surgery’ of quarantine @daxshepard.”

Dax and Kristen married in 2013.

They share two daughters: 7-year-old Lincoln and 5-year-old Delta.

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The couple share two daughters[/caption]

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