‘Prison Break’ actor Dominic Purcell is recovering after a serious on set injury, where an iron bar fell on his head, breaking his nose in two places. Sharing a photo of his bandaged nose on Instagram, the actor said he was ‘stoked’ to be alive and would be back at work asap.

“I'm good. Had a little accident on set. Haha!” Purcell captioned the pic. “Back at work asap. Pays to have a thick skull when an iron bar falls on your head busting it open severely also broke my nose in two places.”

“I got a free nose job out of it. Stoked to be alive. All good. Oh. I didn't get knocked out took a knee. Ha!! Doc said I have an unusually tough tissue fiber that's what saved me apparently. Thank god for my #Viking heritage.”

In a statement to E! News Fox said the incident happened on Monday (May 30th) and Purcell is expected to make a full recovery and return to filming shortly. ”Our friend and colleague Dominic Purcell was injured earlier this week during the filming of our event series Prison Break, and was flown to a medical facility where he received treatment," the statement read.

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"We are happy to report that he is in great spirits and is expected to make a full recovery.  He wanted us to express his appreciation to the fans around the world who have expressed their concern and support, and to reassure them that he will be back at work very soon.”

Purcell has also thanked his co-star Wentworth Miller and girlfriend AnnaLynne McCord for their support after the accident. “Can't describe my deep love and gratitude to my close friend and brother @wentworthmilleractorwriter his concern for my health was his first priority,” he wrote on Instagram.

In a separate post Purcell said he was grateful that McCord was there when the accident happened. “She went into raging momma mode,” the actor wrote alongside a pic of the couple. “What a day it was. Grateful to be alive.”