Resident Evil And Star Wars Stuntwoman To Lose Arm After On-Set Crash

Olivia Jackson, one of the stunt doubles on the forthcoming ‘Resident Evil’ movie, 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’, is to have her arm amputated after a motorbike stunt on-set went horribly wrong.

The 34-year-old South African-born stuntwoman, who also appeared in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, spent two weeks in a medically-induced coma after she hit a metal camera arm while filming in South Africa in September.

“My left arm is paralysed and is going to have to be amputated,” she told The Sun.

“My facial scarring is horrible and I wish I had my old face. But I’m truly grateful to be alive.”

In October, she revealed the extent of her horrific injuries, including having lost a thumb.

“2 weeks in a coma, brain bleed, brain swelling, severed main artery in the neck, crushed & degloved face, several broken ribs, paralyzed arm, shattered scapula, broken clavicle, broken humerus, broken radius & ulna, with an open wound and a 7.5 piece of bone missing, amputated thumb, torn fingers, 5 nerves torn out of the spinal cord…. not my funnest day on set,” she wrote in a Facebook post.

Milla Jovovich, who stars in the 'Resident Evil’ movies, said following the accident that it was 'a miracle’ she had survived.

“All of us here have been praying every single day for her and her family and sending our thoughts out hoping some of the positive energy reaches her, because she truly needs it,” she added.

As well as 'Resident Evil’ and 'The Force Awakens’, she’s appeared in films like 'Guardians of the Galaxy’ and 'Mad Max: Fury Road’.

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Image credits: Olivia Jackson/Instagram