Will Ferrell is lucky to be alive after he and three passengers were involved in a car accident on Thursday night. According to reports, the comedian was in a SUV when it was sideswiped by another car then flipped.
The incident first came to light after footage of the actor getting into an ambulance began to circulate online. It happened shortly after the Anchorman star took the stage at a “Funny or Die” event at Oceanside High School Performing Arts near San Diego. Appearing as Ron Burgundy, the actor encouraged youth in attendance to vote in California’s upcoming district election.
Though TMZ is reporting that the 50-year-old was taken to hospital, his reps have said he was released with minor injuries.
This was the first time Will had been seen in several weeks, largely because he’s had a jam-packed filming schedule. The actor will appear in two movies in 2018: Zeroville, alongside Seth Rogen and Megan Fox, and Holmes and Watson , an action-mystery comedy starring his friend John C. Reilly. He's also produced two other films, including Ibiza and Backseat (a movie that looks at the rise of Dick Cheney as the world’s most powerful vice president).
Though he clearly loves his work, the actor told The Guardian in 2015 that he’d happily stay home and spend more time with his family.
“Thank God with the success I’ve had... I’ve been able to have stability... When I’m at home with the family now it is a blissfully boring existence… I am often saying to my wife if she ever wants to go back and study I will be happy to stay home and pack up work and drive the boys to all their sports practices. I would love that.”