Shia LaBeouf is healing well following a Hollywood car crash in July, in which the actor flipped his truck and emerged from the hospital with a cast on his left hand. But Shia told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, there is more surgery in his future.
“I’m working right now,” Shia told Billy during an interview to promote his upcoming thriller “Eagle Eye.” “We propped [my hand] together so I could get through ‘Transformers’ and then I’ll go have another surgery and be back to 100 percent.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Shia was involved in a collision at the intersection of LaBrea and Fountain in Hollywood in late July. The crash, which authorities have since said was the fault of the other driver, who ran a red light, sent Shia by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. After he was arrested on suspicion of DUI, he underwent surgery to fix his injured hand.
In the new interview with Billy, set to air on Monday on Access Hollywood, Shia said the injury to his hand was worse than originally reported.
“They’re good,” he told Billy of his bandaged fingers. “They’re broken.”
Following the crash and surgery, Shia returned to the set of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” directed by Michael Bay. And the actor said very little of the production was interrupted due to his accident.
“He plows through,” Shia said of his director. “I think we had a day down, two days down, and then we got back to some second unit stuff that we had to get anyways, and I was back two or three weeks before anybody projected me coming back.”
Happily promoting his new movie “Eagle Eye,” which opens September 26, Shia told Billy he was thankful his accident injured only his hand.
“It could have been something else,” Billy said.
“It definitely could have been. I’m very grateful,” Shia responded.