Jeffrey Dean Morgan ripped a muscle on The Walking Dead2nd Dec 16 | Entertainment News
Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan was left doubled over in pain after pulling a muscle while laughing on the set of The Walking Dead.
The Watchmen star reveals he was messing around as his villainous Negan in the hit zombie drama when he broke character and burst out laughing - only to end up injuring himself, much to co-star Andrew Lincoln's delight.
"I was having a lot of fun doing Negan," he explained on U.S. breakfast show Today. "I had a Negan moment on set and I was kinda yelling and making fun of Rick, Andy's character, and I was having too much fun and I... ripped a muscle in my ribs from laughing! And he was like, 'Serves you right!'"
Jeffrey's moment of light relief was a welcome one after having to torment his co-stars' characters as Negan in the season seven premiere.
The opening episode featured Negan brutally killing off two of the main castmembers with a barb-wire wrapped baseball bat he called Lucille, and he recently confessed the tough shoot left him "completely drained".
"That whole episode was hard, and also because I did go through and smack everybody with Lucille at a certain point," he told Interview magazine in October (16). "Everybody took a hit. All of that was hard. It got to the point where I didn't want to do it anymore... Emotionally I was completely drained - all of us were, I would imagine. Andy (Lincoln) and I just went through the ringer."
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