TORn Staffer Mia sends in a translation of the article posted in the Croatian newspaper Vecernji List yesterday concerning John Rhys-Davies’ very unfortunate accident on the set of “Musketeers”. We’ve deliberated about posting this, given the somewhat distasteful manner in which JRD’s privacy appears to have been violated by the press – but in the interests of keeping his concerned fans as best informed as possible, here’s the translation:

John Rhys-Davies in the central Rijeka hospital – background props collapsed on one of the musketeers.

John Rhys-Davies, who plays one of the musketeers (Porthos, btw – M.) in the film “La Femme Musketeer” was badly hurt yesterday afternoon during the filming in Pazin. The heavy construction of a background prop had collapsed and hit the actor, who was immediately transferred to the ER section of the Rijeka main hospital. The group of doctors led by Ivan Kirin, MD, stated there was a major head injury with severe bleeding, and a fracture of the right arm. The actor also had chest injuries but no fractures. John Rhys-Davies, known for his role as the Dwarf in the film “The Lord of the Rings”, will have to stay in the hospital for the next week, which will probably result in stopping the filming of “La Femme Musketeer”. The film crew met last night at the Lovran Excelsior to discuss further filming plans. The American and Croatian actors involved with the film have had a chain of bad luck; last week the actress Nastassya Kinski slipped and hurt her knee, but the injury was not a serious one.

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We at TORn wish John the very best and a speedy recovery.