'Tom the Innkeeper' from Harry Potter films gets injured in a horrific car crash
A Harry Potter actor is fighting to recover in intensive care after being involved in a horrific car crash on Monday, 7 March 2017.
Jim Tavare, who appeared in the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, suffered a punctured lung, a broken neck, 15 broken ribs and multiple other injuries in the accident, reports The Hindustan Times.
The 54-year-old actor and comedian, who played Tom the Innkeeper for the Leaky Cauldron pub in the hit 2004 film, managed to raise a thumbs up sign in a picture shared on social media by his wife, Laura.
The British thespian, who moved to Los Angeles in 2008 after his successful appearance on reality show Last Comic Standing, has also undergone two blood transfusions and requires surgery.
His wife Laura relayed the shocking news in a Facebook post to Jim's friends and fans and asked for them to keep the injured actor in their thoughts.
She wrote: "Now that his family have been informed, Jim has asked me to let you all know that he was involved in a serious car accident yesterday, a head on collision. He's currently in ICU intensive care. He has 15 broken ribs, fractures in both breastbones, a punctured lung, multiple breaks in his right leg, and a broken neck. "
Tavare has appeared in The Sketch Show (which won a BAFTA) and has also recently appeared in David Duchovny's Californication.