Norman Reedus Says He's Heading Back to Work Tuesday Following Accident on 'Walking Dead' Set

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Norman Reedus is returning to work just days after suffering a concussion on set of The Walking Dead, earlier this month. Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon on the long-running AMC series, took to Instagram Saturday to share that he would be back on-set Tuesday, and thanked fans for their "nice thoughts" as he recovers.

"Thank u for the nice thoughts it’s been a week. or two. I was in an accident. but getting better getting cleared and gonna be back at work Tuesday they tell me," Reedus wrote alongside a photo of a black cat.

He went on to apologize about being unable to attend the Fandemic Tour in Atlanta, a fan-centered convention celebrating the best of comics, movies, and television -- including TWD, which is filmed in the Peach state.

"And sorry bout Atlanta event I was looking forward to it," Reedus continued. "Most of all thank you for the eye in the dark messages I really loved that little cat 🐈‍⬛."

The 53-year-old actor’s rep confirmed the news in a statement to Deadline, Wednesday.

"Norman suffered a concussion on set, "spokesperson Jeffrey Chassen said at the time. "He is recovering well and will return to work soon. Thank you to everyone for their concern."

The Fandemic Tour also shared their well wishes for Reedus and noted that the actor felt "terrible" about having to miss the event.

"We are sending all of our thoughts and positive energy to Norman Reedus. Everyone in our amazing community knows how much he loves his fans, and he wants you to know how terrible he feels about the situation. However, we all want him to do what is best for his health. Let's send him all of our well-wishes and hope for a speedy recovery,” a statement on the event's official Instagram account read.

The accident happened during filming of the show's 11th and final season. A rep for AMC told People last week, that Reedus' injury would "push series wrap by a few days."

Once Reedus, who has been the star of the AMC zombie series since 2010, finishes filming the final episodes of the series, he's set to reprise his role as Daryl Dixon for an upcoming TWD spinoff. Joining the actor will be Melissa McBride, who plays Carol Peletier, and the series will be run by the current showrunner, Angela Kang. 

In a previous statement, Reedus shared his hopes for the tentatively titled Daryl and Carol series.  

“I feel incredibly honored to be a part of The Walking Dead. This show changed my life and career and everyone involved has truly been a family for me over the last decade. I’m thankful for AMC’s love and support and know there’s so much more story to tell and so much more to bring the best fans in the world.

"Daryl’s relationship with Carol has always been my favorite relationship on the show (sorry Rick),” Reedus added. “I love the way these characters interact and relate to each other on so many levels and can’t wait to see where their ride goes from here.”  

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