Her stunt work was featured in the recently released [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](tag:711158), but after suffering a horrific accident on the set of the upcoming film [Resident Evil 6: The Final Chapter](tag:671270), stunt woman Olivia Jackson may have to have her left arm amputated.
The 34-year-old was shooting a high-speed motorcycle chase in South Africa back in September for the film, when she crashed into a metal camera arm. She sustained serious external and internal injuries, and had to spend time in an induced coma as a result.
Jackson was the stunt double for actress Milla Jovovich, who spoke about her stunt double's injuries in September, saying it was "a miracle" that Jackson had survived, and that the cast and crew were "totally devastated." However, after being brought out of the coma, Jackson has now revealed that she will possibly also have to have her arm amputated if the search for a specialist to save it is unsuccessful. Jackson told the Sun newspaper:
“My left arm is paralyzed and is going to have to be amputated. My facial scarring is horrible and I wish I had my old face. But I’m truly grateful to be alive.”
Jackson has worked on a number of Hollywood blockbusters, including as a stunt double for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Mad Max: Fury Road, for Karen Gillan in Guardians of the Galaxy, and for Elizabeth Olsen in Avengers: Age of Ultron. She also performed various stunts in Cinderella and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. She is married to fellow stunt actor, David R. Grant. Olivia's friends and family are currently fundraising to help ease financial burdens as she recovers and returns to health, her GoFundMe account can be found over here.
Source: Daily Mail