Olivia Jackson, the stuntwoman who suffered a horrific motorbike accident on the South African set of the new ‘Resident Evil’ movie, has revealed the extent of her injuries.
The 35-year-old stunt veteran lost an arm in the crash, and now has a twisted spine following two major operations.
She also suffered facial injuries and a punctured lung in the accident, and spent 17 days in a medically induced coma while in hospital in Johannesburg.
“Scew much? (sic) This is the twisted upper body I’m left with from my accident‚” she said in a post on her Instagram page.
“Skew spine‚ off-centred neck (the most painful part)‚ twisted shoulder blade‚ permanently dislocated shoulder‚ 1 arm‚ muscle atrophy on the left hand side of my core and plenty more other treats.”
Jackson was riding without a helmet when she struck a camera arm which was supposed to have moved out of the way on the set of ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’.
“I don’t mean to moan‚ but sometimes I just want to crawl out of my own skin & all the pains in it,” she added.
Prior to her accident, Jackson had appeared in a wealth of movies, doubling for the likes of Charlize Theron in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, for Karen Gillan as Nebula in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and Gwyneth Paltrow in ‘Mortdecai’.
She’d also been in movies including ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.
Speaking to The Sun last year, she said: “My facial scarring is horrible and I wish I had my old face. But I’m truly grateful to be alive.”
Jackson is married to fellow stunt performer David R. Grant, the stunt double for Michael Fassbender in the recent ‘Assassin’s Creed’ movie, as well as filming scenes in ‘Star Wars VIII’ and on ‘Game of Thrones’.