Maze Runner’s Dylan O’Brien’s Major Accident Had Devastating Effects

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Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

10 September 2017

Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

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We were all shocked by the news when it was announced that Dylan O’Brien had suffered severe injuries after an accident on the set of the third Maze Runner film. 

Filming was delayed for quite some time, and although Dylan has been well on the mend and the film is due for release early next year, the repercussions of his accident have had a long-lasting effect. 


Dylan recently opened up about the accident and how it has left him with psychological trauma ever since. 

While promoting his new film American Assassin, he told MTV News, “I was in a really tough place.”

When the accident took place, Dylan had been in talks to play the leading man in the movie adaptation of Vince Flynn’s best selling book American Assassin

Instead of finding a new leading man, the producers waited until Dylan was on the mend and able to commence filming for the movie. 

"I have to give them a lot of credit because they stuck with me, man.

"They didn't jump ship and go look for another actor. They pushed the movie and wanted to stick with me.”


Despite their faith in him, Dylan’s accident had left him with a lot of psychological trauma to deal with. 

He felt that he would never feel safe on set of a movie ever again. 

"I was struggling with a lot stuff.

"I was not confident in my ability to just leap back onto a set. It took a lot of work. Even up to the last minute, there was so much doubt and so much fear. Genuinely. 

"Ultimately, I thought it would be best to push through all that. My thinking was that it would help me, [and] it really did."


Despite his fears, the work actually helped Dylan get back to himself again, but the incident has really changed him. 

"I've learned a lot from the past year of my life. In a lot of weird ways, it made me grow.

"I was really angry for a long time. At this point I'm really at peace with it and really happy that I'm OK."

You can watch his interview HERE

We’re so glad he is is safe now and wish him all the best with his future films!

American Assassin comes out in theatres September 14!

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