Milla Jovovich has posted an emotional message on Facebook, asking friends and fans to pray for the full recovery of her film stunt double, Olivia Jackson. The stuntwoman was nearly killed filming a scene for “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” earlier this month.
In her post, Jovovich wrote, “I sit down to write this post with a heavy heart, because a terrible accident rocked our set on Saturday the 5th of September. My incredibly talented stunt double, Olivia Jackson, collided with a camera crane while performing a motorcycle stunt and it put her in the hospital with severe, multiple injuries.”
Jackson, 32, who also performed stunts in the forthcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” suffered severe head injuries and a punctured lung after colliding with a metal camera arm during a high-speed motorcycle chase in South Africa. According to several news reports, Jackson was not wearing protective gear at the time of the accident. She reportedly has been placed in a medically induced coma.