Recovering and resting. Jensen AcklesHis SupernaturalCostar Jared PadaleckiHe was recovering from a car accident and missed a New Jersey fan event.
“I miss my buddy,” Ackles, 44, told the crowd in East Brunswick as he took the stage solo at Creation Entertainment’s SupernaturalOfficial Conventions on Sunday April 24. “[Padalecki]Sending his love. I spoke with him yesterday. He’s sad he can’t be here.”
The Walkerstar, 39, offered a brief apology on Thursday 21 April. “Hey #SpnFamily! Sorry to miss y’all in NYC this weekend. We are grateful to the #WalkerFamily and all their support. Can’t wait to see y’all again. 🙏❤️,” he wrote via Twitter.
Ackles assured the audience he spoke with a fellow Texas native. He said it was okay for his former costar, to share some details with them.
“He was in a very bad car accident,” the BoysStar explained, eliciting gasps of concern from the concerned fans. “He wasn’t driving. He was in the passenger seat, and he’s lucky to be alive.”
Ackles, who played Padalecki’s brother for 15 seasons on the CW hit series, added that there were no deaths associated with the accident. However, the Radio Company singer was shocked that Padalecki wasn’t even in the hospital.
“He’s at home recovering, which — the fact that he’s not even in the hospital right now is, like, blowing my mind because I saw the car,” he said.
When the collision happened, the vehicle’s air bags inflated, which left Padalecki exhausted. “That airbag packs a punch,” Ackles added. “He’s like, ‘I feel like I went 12 rounds with Tyson.’ But he is doing OK, and he’s moving around. But, [it was a]Really, really terrible car accident. Just keep him in your thoughts, send him some love if you get a chance on social and he’ll be back with us soon.”
The former costars made headlines when the Gilmore GirlsAlum learnt about the Supernatural prequel series Ackles is producing. The WinchestersIt can be done via social media instead of in person
“Dude. We are so happy for you. Wish I had known about this other than through Twitter. I’m excited to watch, but bummed that Sam Winchester had no involvement whatsoever,” Padalecki tweeted in June 2021.
The two men quickly made amends. “@JensenAckles and I had a great talk, as we do often, and things are good. The show is still early and there are many miles to go. We’ve travelled a lot of roads together, and sometimes those damn roads have bumps,” he tweeted one day later. “Bumps don’t stop us. Once brothers, always brothers.”
The pair have since made several convention appearances together, and Ackles directed an episode of Padalecki’s show, Walker.
The New York MinuteStar is married to Genevieve Padalecki (née Cortese), and they share three kids: Thomas, 10, Shep, 8, and Odette, 5.