Jeffrey Dean Morgan reveals that he broke both of his feet while filming The Walking Dead, and waited until after filming ended for surgery.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan reveals that he broke both of his feet while filming The Walking Dead season 11. First debuting in 2010, The Walking Dead ran for 11 seasons, and spawned a massive franchise of its own that includes three spinoff series, and another further three in development. Morgan first appeared in the season 6 finale of the series as Negan, the bat-wielding leader of the Saviors, and quickly became a fan-favorite character for his distinct personality and his ruthlessness. Negan's popularity among fans led to Morgan getting a spinoff of his own, Dead City, which he will star in alongside Lauren Cohan (Maggie Rhee). While Dead City doesn't have a firm premiere date yet, the series wrapped filming last month, and is expected to be released in April 2023.
In March, Morgan made a brief post on Twitter about having broken his foot. In an interview with Insider, however, Morgan reveals that he broke both of his feet, and he did it while filming The Walking Dead season 11. Morgan says that he wasn't wearing good enough shoes for constant jumping and landing, and that at first, he thought the pain in his feet was nothing to be concerned about, but later learned it was more severe, though found himself fighting back against it.
Read Morgan's full comment below:
"I think I had, honestly, just shoes that weren't very good and just jumping, landing a few times. It started off as kind of nothing, a hairline fracture. And then it got worse. The bones in my heel aren't smooth anymore. I was gonna have surgery in between the series and the new show [Dead City]. And I had like three months and I went to Spain to do a commercial. And I had a... [hernia], that happened to me. So I had to have surgery on that, and I'm like, 'F—k it. My foot's gonna have to survive.'"