In a ridiculous example of life imitating art, Blake Anderson of 'Workaholics' -- the scripted Comedy Central series about a group of hard-partying twenty-somethings juggling office life with an ambitious regimen of drugs and alcohol -- landed himself in the hospital with a broken back when a stunt he tried to pull went horribly wrong. At a party at his Los Angeles home on Saturday, Anderson, presumably trying to dunk a ping-pong ball during a beer-pong game, jumped from his roof and landed on the table, fracturing his spine.
Anderson has reportedly undergone successful surgery to treat his injuries. Comedy Central updated the The Wrap on Anderson's condition with the following statement: "We're pleased to report that the prognosis is for a full and complete recovery. Our thoughts are with Blake as he recuperates from this injury."
The 'Workaholics' star updated fans about his condition on his Twitter account. On Dec. 18, he tweeted, "See y'all in two weeks ... Broke Back Mountain." Later that night, he tweeted at rapper Tyler the Creator, who apparently attended the party: "I got the pain killers flowing I'm all GOOD." Last night, Anderson tweeted he was having surgery and asked fans to keep him "in your hearts and tweets."
Comedy Central renewed 'Workaholics' for its third season in October. The network has yet to comment on whether Anderson's injury may delay production.
WARNING: Graphic video of Anderson's accident has been released below.
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn more