Jeffrey Dean Morgan broke both of his feet while working on ‘The Walking Dead’

Life at the end of the world was not easy for Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Back in March, Morgan, who has played The Walking Dead series star Negan since the season 6 finale, revealed in Twitter replies to fans that he “broke” his foot “a long time ago” while on the job.

“Just didn’t want to go to the hospital and risk the virus. I finally went…yeah. It broke,” Morgan wrote in a March tweet. “I can’t do anything until I get home. Everything’s fine. I’ve been working all the time. I just cry… 3 times a day. Maybe 4.”

For months, fans have been checking in on the star on social media as he halted surgery and finished filming “TWD,” which has been filming for about 17 to 18 months straight to accommodate the expanded final 11th season instead of the usual six-month shoot.

When we asked Morgan on the show’s final red carpet to tell us how he broke his foot, he told Insider it wasn’t just one foot that was injured.

“Both his feet,” Morgan said of his injury during filming. He didn’t know at first that they were broken.

Of what happened, Morgan said, “I honestly think I’ve only had shoes that weren’t very good and I’d jump and land a few times.” “It started as kind of nothing, my hair broke. Then it got worse. The bones in my heels weren’t soft anymore.”

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“I was going through surgery between the series and the new show,” Morgan said when “TWD” wrapped the end of March ahead of his spin-off with Lauren Cohan, “The Walking Dead: “Dead City”.” take photo. “I had about three months left and I went to Spain to do a commercial.”

However, in that time frame, Morgan tells us, he has a hernia, and had surgery in May to replace one of his feet. In May, he shared a photo of himself in recovery, but never revealed why he had undergone surgery.

He said, “I had to have surgery, and I’m like, ‘Damn it. My feet should survive,” adding that it’s “fine” now.

This isn’t the first time Morgan or another cast member has suffered an injury on the set of the show.

Morgan told E! It was reported in 2017 that Andrew Lincoln broke his nose when he punched him during a fight scene in Season 8. In the show’s final season, Norman Reedus suffered a concussion on the final set.

On the series finale and what it means to be part of the series, Morgan said, “It means the world.”

He added, “The journey I had with my children and my wife was an amazing one. To be surrounded by these people and the world, because of this show, is something that will never be repeated.”

Jeffrey Dean Morgan broke both of his feet while working on 'The Walking Dead'
Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan cross paths again on “Dead City.” 
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Morgan is one of the many “TWD” stars to have his own spin-off series, “Dead City.”

“We just finished the first season of it,” Morgan said of the upcoming series, which is set to premiere on AMC and AMC+ next spring. “It’s good. I feel really good about it.”

“Over the past seven years, I haven’t had a lot of things with Lauren,” Morgan said, adding, “There weren’t a lot of us talking about each other and not liking each other — some things last season. But getting the chance to work with her also She did on this one that was great. I think we did some really cool things. I think the audience is going to love it.”


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