October 16, 2008 03:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Gale Harold, who plays Jackson, the love interest of Teri Hatcher’s character Susan Mayer on ABC’s Desperate Housewives was in critical condition on Wednesday after the actor crashed his motorcycle on Tuesday. He is awaiting further tests at USC Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Adelaida De La Cerda said. She did not give further details on his injuries.
Publicist Nancy Seltzer said Wednesday that Harold fractured his shoulder, and “Housewives” creator and executive producer Marc Cherry said he apparently has swelling on the brain but is expected to recover.
“We’re hearing he’s going to be fine, but he’s going to be recovering for a couple of weeks,” Cherry said.
There was no one else injured according to Selzer and no further information was given in regards to the accident which was first reported by TMZ.
Harold plays an important role in this season’s eight episode where many of the Wisteria Lane residents find themselves trapped inside a nightclub fire. This episode will air during the November sweeps.
Cherry said Harold had been filming scenes all week for the episode and had been scheduled to be on set Tuesday. He said they would await the actor’s prognosis before deciding how to proceed, but that at least some changes would have to be made.
“We know we’re going to rewrite one scene,” he said.
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