Former Desperate Housewives
star Jesse Metcalfe
is recovering in a London hospital after falling from a balcony in Monaco on Sunday night.
Metcalfe reportedly hit his head and was left unconscious after slipping between a gap in a pathway at an after party following the World Music Awards, which took place in the tiny principality.
A spokesperson for the actor has confirmed emergency crews rushed to the scene after the star tumbled a staggering 40 feet.
The actor was taken to a hospital in Monaco before being flown back to London, where he is currently staying, on Monday. He was kept overnight and remains in medics' care.
Metcalfe miraculously escaped the fall without suffering any broken bones and is scheduled for release on Tuesday pending results of MRI scans.
A spokesperson for the actor tells British newspaper The Sun
, "He is a very, very lucky man. The accident could have been fatal.
"I have just come from the hospital and he is baring up OK. He has not broken anything but can barely walk as he hasn't got much movement in his legs.
"Midway through the after show party at Jimmy'z on Sunday night he headed back to his hotel to change out of his suit so he could be more comfortable. On his way back he slipped 40 feet and was knocked unconscious. He was immediately taken to a hospital in Monaco and given X-rays.
"Doctors didn't speak much English so as soon as we landed in London yesterday we had him re-examined at a London hospital. They wanted to keep him in overnight so he could have a MRI test today. Fingers crossed he'll get the green light to get released tonight. Jesse knows he's had a very lucky escape."
Certain the fall could've been avoided the spokesperson adds, "We are going to speak to the organizers of the World Music Awards as the pathway was very dangerous and we heard someone else tripped up as well. It is an issue that needs to be addressed."
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)