Dax Shepard breaks ribs in motorcycle accident

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  • Dax Shepard was recently in a motorcycle accident while riding around a racetrack in California.
  • The actor said he's broken four ribs and will need surgery.
  • The 45-year-old said he was "totally at blame" for the accident.


Dax Shepard was in a serious motorcycle accident recently, revealing he'll need to go for surgery soon.

The actor said on Tuesday's episode of his podcast, Armchair Expert, that the accident happened while he was riding around a racetrack in California.

"I was passing six guys on Sonoma Raceway on a motorcycle and I was braking very, very hard — hard enough that the back wheel was off the ground for a good 100 yards. I was totally at blame. I thought I would be able to slide in between, but someone turned in and I was already under full brake and I couldn't go anywhere.

"I clipped their bumper and I went over the handlebars, and I landed pretty hard."

The actor went on to say though he tried to keep going he was in too much pain, and ended up in the emergency room the next day.

"The final tally was four broken ribs, the clavicle's broken in three places, and I need surgery," he said.

The 45-year-old later took to Instagram to share another update with fans.

"Thank you Armcherries for all the well wishes and concern. I'm in one piece and spirits are high :) Sorry for causing concern," he wrote, sharing a mirror selfie with wife Kristen Bell in the background.

"Lol bell in the background," comedian Whitney Cummings commented, to which the Veronica Mars star responded: "Just politely shaking my head at his nonsense..." 

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