Dylan O’Brien is back in action in the new thriller American Assassin — after a hard road to recovery following his near-tragic 2016 accident on the set of Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
“I was in a really fragile, vulnerable state,” O’Brien, 26, tells PEOPLE in the latest issue of his mental and physical well-being after a stunt gone wrong left him with a concussion and a facial fracture, among other injuries. “I didn’t want anyone in my business and you get angry about it and you’re already angry. I’ve gotten to a place where I’m okay with it, but it was definitely a rough year.”
The actor, who first found fame on TV’s Teen Wolf, declines to talk about the details of the accident (he was reportedly thrown from one vehicle and struck by another while filming in Vancouver) but describes the months following it as pretty foggy. “I definitely remember what happened,” he says. “I lose detail when I went out, so on impact basically. The memory of it — the weird thing I learned is that your body is more aware of what happened to you even if you are not, in a way. Like you …read more