Maze Runner director ‘overwhelmed with anger and guilt’ after star Dylan O’Brien hospitalised

The actor is "going to be just fine" according to the director's statement

The director of the Maze Runner films has said that he was “overwhelmed with feelings of anger and sadness and guilt” following the hospitalisation of star Dylan O’Brien yesterday (March 18) after a serious accident on the set of the franchise’s third film.

Wes Ball clarified, however, that the actor is “going to be just fine” following a TMZ report that he had suffered “multiple broken bones” in an accident involving a car.

Following his hospitalisation yesterday, writer James Dashner tweeted, “I just want to let everyone know that yes, Dylan was hurt, but that he’s going to be okay. Not life threatening in any way. Production is postponed but certainly not cancelled. All that matters now is that Dylan recovers. We love you, Dylan!!!”

Today (March 19), director Wes Ball added, “Well, it’s been a whirlwind of emotions these past few days. I’ve been overwhelmed with feelings of anger and sadness and guilt. But, ultimately I find myself left with a deep love and respect for Dylan. He is one tough cookie.

“I’m sorry for the grief this accident has caused his friends and family as well as my wonderful cast and crew. It’s scary seeing your friend get hurt, but fortunately, Dylan is going to be just fine. After a few weeks of rest and recovery he’ll be back up and running to finish our adventure together. All the best.”

See his letter below:

O’Brien will continue to play Thomas in Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the franchise’s third film, due to be released on Feb. 17, 2017.