The 46-year-old star was shooting for latest series of Prison Break in Morocco when an iron bar fell on his head, breaking his nose in two places.
Purcell posted two pictures of the gruesome injury on Instagram.
I'm good.#thanksforsupport ... Had a little accident on set. Haha ! Back at work asap. Pays to have a thick skull when an iron bar falls on your #head!! busting it open severely also broke my nose in two places. Haha. I got a free nose job out of it...... Stoked to be alive. All good. #chill. Oh. I didn't get knocked out took a knee. Ha!! Doc said I have an unusually tough tissue fiber that's what saved me apparently. Thank god for my #Viking heritage hahaha !!!!
Doctors say he is lucky to be alive.
“Doc said I have an unusually tough tissue fibre that’s what saved me apparently. Thank god for my #Viking heritage hahaha !!!!” he wrote.
Purcell has starred in Aussie shows like Home and Away, Heartbreak High but made his big break in the US as Lincoln Burrows on Prison Break.