Bruce Dern Takes a Tumble During Jog

82-year-old actor 'in good spirits' after breaking hip while on run in Los Angeles
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 20, 2018 6:30 AM CDT
In this Nov. 12, 2016, file photo, Bruce Dern arrives at the 2016 Governors Awards in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Even at the age of 82, Bruce Dern is known for his fit lifestyle, heading out for daily jogs around Los Angeles. The actor has had a bit of a setback, though it appears he'll recover: TMZ reports Dern was running in Runyon Canyon close to 4pm Friday when he fell; his manager tells Variety some slippery gravel got under his shoe and caused the fall. The Los Angeles Fire Department converged on the scene to assist, and Dern was taken to a local hospital, where it was determined he fractured his hip, his rep tells TMZ.

However, his publicist tells Variety "he was in good spirits," and a rep tells the AP he was released from the hospital Friday night. Dern starred in the 2013 film Nebraska, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for best actor. He also played in the films Coming Home, The Hateful Eight, Black Sunday, and White Boy Rick. His rep says Dern just finished filming Quentin Tarantino's upcoming movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The actor is currently filming Showtime's upcoming comedy series Black Monday.

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