Dax Shepard has been sporting a cast on his hand for quite a while.
Fans didn’t know exactly how the 45-year-old actor injured his hand, but his wife, Kristen Bell, revealed the story of what happened during her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, this afternoon.
“He went on an essential” off-roading trip right when the quarantine began and it was by himself but he was off-roading in the mountains and he had a buddy with him but they were in separate off-road vehicles and he got to an edge of a cliff,” she explained. “He’s very embarrassed by this injury because the cardinal rule is you don’t put your hands outside the car at any time—that’s the only chance of injury.”
Kristen revealed that Dax was “sitting on the edge of a cliff and he put his hand up just to look out and the weight of his arm tipped the [vehicle] over. It did crush all the bones in his hands. Shattered.”
After the accident, Kristen shared that Dax was actually afraid to tell her.
“He didn’t call me. He drove home… and the first thing he said when he walked in the door is, ‘I just don’t want to be in trouble,’” she shared. “Which is crazy because he’s never in trouble with me. I mean, I’ll let you know if I’m disappointed in your actions but I’m an adult, and he’s an adult. I said, ‘You’re not in trouble, but it’s not the smartest move you could have made.’”
If you didn’t see, one of the seven pins that doctors placed in Dax‘s hand started to come out and he removed it himself!