'Star Wars' Stuntwoman Has Arm Amputated After 'Resident Evil' On Set Injury


'Star Wars' stuntwoman, Olivia Jackson, to have her arm amputated after 'Resident Evil' accident.

'Star Wars' stuntwoman, Olivia Jackson, was one of the stunt doubles on the upcoming Resident Evil movie, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Following an unfortunate accident, the actress and stunt double is going to have her arm amputated. According to reports, the 34-year-old South African stuntwoman, who also appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, spent two weeks in a medically induced coma after she hit a metal camera arm while filming in South Africa in September.

“My left arm is paralysed and is going to have to be amputated,” she told The Sun.

“My facial scarring is horrible and I wish I had my old face. But I’m truly grateful to be alive.” In October, Olivia Jackson revealed the extent of her injuries, including having lost a finger. “2 weeks in a coma, brain bleed, brain swelling, severed main artery in the neck, crushed & degloved face, several broken ribs, paralyzed arm, shattered scapula, broken clavicle, broken humerus, broken radius & ulna, with an open wound and a 7.5 piece of bone missing, amputated thumb, torn fingers, 5 nerves torn out of the spinal cord…. not my funnest day on set,” she wrote in a Facebook post.

“All of us here have been praying every single day for her and her family and sending our thoughts out hoping some of the positive energy reaches her, because she truly needs it,” she added.

Along with working on Resident Evil and The Force Awakens she appeared in movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and Mad Max: Fury Road. What do you think of the accident? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below!

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