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Ryan Phillippe breaks his leg in ‘freak accident’ on family outing

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He told fans his injury was not work-related.

Ryan Phillippe

Actor Ryan Phillippe has told his fans he will make a full recovery after breaking his leg in a “freak accident”.

The Hollywood star posted a picture of himself on Instagram in a hospital bed with his leg in a cast and his thumb in the air.

Along with the social media post, the 42-year-old wrote: “i’m going to be ok & i appreciate your concern. -(heart emoji) me.”

i'm going to be ok & i appreciate your concern. -? me

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In a series of messages, he wrote: “hey, guys. i didn’t injure myself doing a stunt or anywhere near the set of shooter.

“i was the victim of a freak accident during a family outing on sunday.

“my leg is badly broken & required surgical attention, but i will make a full recovery, am in good hands, and will be back in action soon.”

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He concluded: “thank you for all the well wishes, support, & concern. also a special thanks to the paramedics & first responders who helped me at the scene & to the medical staff caring for me now. i will keep you updated on my progress.”

Phillippe is the ex-husband of actress Reese Witherspoon and stars in Shooter as marksman Bob Lee Swagger.

He is also known for roles in films including Crash, Cruel Intentions and Gosford Park.

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