'Passion' Actor Hurt in Motorcycle Crash

posted: 18 DAYS 1 HOUR AGO
comments: 7
filed under: Movie News, Out Sick
Text SizeAAA
Jim Caviezel, the actor who played Jesus in Mel Gibson's controversial smash hit 'The Passion of the Christ' narrowly escaped serious injury on Thursday when a bicyclist hurled his bike into the path of Caviezel's motorcycle.
Skip over this content

Celebrity Health Scares

    Actress Farrah Fawcett has reportedly been hospitalized as she continues to fight cancer. The 'Charlie's Angels' starlet has been battling anal cancer since 2006.

    Getty Images

    Country star Keith Anderson was forced to stay quiet for three weeks while recovering from surgery on his vocal cords.

    Ethan Miller, Getty Images for ACMA

    Actress Mary Tyler Moore has spoken out about the alcoholism she hid from family and friends for many years.

    Mathew Imaging / WireImage

    Mariska Hargitay is back to work following her second hospitalization since January due to a collapsed lung.

    Peter Kramer, Getty Images

    Matt Lauer got up in a deer's grill over the weekend of March 21, and came away with a dislocated shoulder. The 'Today' star "thinks the deer was hired by the competition," his co-host Meredith Vieira told viewers.

    WireImage / AP

    Former 'Mike Hammer' and 'Prison Break' star Stacy Keach, 67, is in "stable condition" at a Los Angeles hospital for a mild stroke.

    Kevin Winter, Getty Images

    Jessica Lange broke several bones after falling down in her family's Minnesota cabin. The actress was taken to the hospital and according to family member is doing fine.

    Jason LaVeris, FilmMagic

    Controversial radio personality Don Imus announced on his March 16 radio show that he is battling Stage II prostate cancer.

    Getty Images

    James Hetfield, at right with his Metallica mates, had to be hospitalized briefly in Sweden on March 8 after a stomach bug proved too metal. The band had to cancel that night's concert. Drummer Lars Ulrich, far left, said they were "truly, truly, truly sorry" and promised to make up the show in May.

    Scott Gries, Getty Images

    Patrick Swayze, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2008, has been responding well to new treatments, despite tabloid reports to the contrary.

    Bryan Bedder, Getty Images

Skip over this content
According to Washington State Patrol, Caviezel suffered cuts and bruises after the bicycle was launched in front of his Harley Davidson.
"It could have been a lot worse," Trooper Rich Magnussen said of the incident, stating that Caviezel was wearing a helmet at the time.
There's no word as to why the 40-year-old actor was in the small north-central Washington state town, though he was born in Mount Vernon, Wash.
As to what prompted a 42-year-old man to hurl a bicycle in front of the actor, mental issues may be to blame, Magnussen said.
2009 AOL LLC. All Rights Reserved.
2009-07-17 07:25:25