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‘Harry Potter’ Actor Jim Tavare Sustains Multiple Injuries, Breaks His Neck After Severe Car Accident

by Rachel McRady 4:14 AM PST, March 09, 2017
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One former Harry Potter actor has sustained severe injuries in a head-on car accident. Fans of actor Jim Tavare, who played the Leaky Cauldron innkeeper Tom in the third film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban, were updated about his condition on his Facebook page.

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“This is Laura here. Now that his family have been informed, Jim has asked me to let you all know that he was involved in a serious car accident yesterday, a head on collision,” the post read. “He's currently in ICU intensive care.”

Tavare’s injuries were rather severe. Laura wrote, “He has 15 broken ribs, fractures in both breastbones, a punctured lung, multiple breaks in his right leg, and a broken neck. He's had 2 blood transfusions so far and is about to go in for his first surgery. This is for real, not a movie role. Please hold some good thoughts for him as he fights his way out of this.”

The gruesome photo features Tavare, lying in a hospital bed with a neck brace, flashing a thumbs up sign.

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Co-star Chris Rankin, who played Percy Weasley in the films, tweeted his support, writing, “Lots of love for my pal @jimtavare hope you make a speedy recovery man x.”

For more from the Potter cast, watch the clip below.

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