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Stephen Amell Sustains Back Injury on Set of Starz Wrestling Drama Heels

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Stephen Amell is at the moment recuperating after injuring his again earlier this week whereas filming his Atlanta-based Starz wrestling drama Heels, TVLine has discovered completely.“While performing a stunt on the set of Heels this week, Stephen Amell sustained an injury to his back,” a rep for Starz confirms. “Following a medical evaluation, he is now resting and recovering at home in anticipation of his return to set. Production continues as Stephen recuperates.”Amell was instantly assessed by the present’s on-set medic and stunt/wrestling coordinators following his damage, which occurred whereas executing a totally rehearsed stunt. Heels is required to have a stunt coordinator, in addition to a workforce together with each stunt and wrestling trainers, to be on set whereas the actors have interaction in bodily actions.News of Amell’s damage come simply days after the actor revealed that he not too long ago battled COVID-19. On the most recent episode of Michael Rosenbaum’s “Inside of You” podcast — which was recorded on Oct. 20, a full week earlier than its launch — Amell walked listeners by his expertise of testing constructive, quarantining and finally being cleared to return to set.“When it happened, when I got the positive test, for me it became, ‘Holy f–k! I just destroyed this show because I’m No. 1 on the call sheet and I work every day, more or less,” Amell mentioned. “I’m in my head going, ‘S–t! They’re going to have to shut down the production. We’re not yet done with the first block of two episodes. Did I just ruin this?’”Set in a close-knit Georgia group, Heels follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals battle over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, someone should play the nice man and someone should play their nemesis, the heel. But in the actual world, these characters could be exhausting to reside as much as (and simply as exhausting to depart behind).Heels stars Amell as Jack, the charismatic villain — or heel — of the Duffy Wrestling Association; Alexander Ludwig (Vikings) as Ace, Jack’s youthful brother; Kelli Berglund (Now Apocalypse) as Crystal, a 20-year-old wrestler’s valet who yearns to compete as a wrestler herself; Alison Luff will as Staci, the reluctant younger matriarch of a family-owned wrestling promotion; and Mary McCormack (In Plain Sight) as Willie, Jack’s enterprise companion and the brains behind the native wrestling group. Additional solid members embody Chris Bauer (The Deuce), Allen Maldonado (black-ish) and NFL vet James Harrison Jr.Prior to Heels, Amell spent eight seasons enjoying Oliver Queen on The CW’s Arrow, sometimes crossing over into different Arrowverse properties like The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Amell’s different small-screen credit embody roles on ABC’s Private Practice, HBO’s Hung and The CW’s The Vampire Diaries.More from TVLineBest of TVLineGet extra from Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Newsletter

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