Jon Cryer recovering after losing skin in bike crash
“Two and a Half Men” star Jon Cryer almost died after he got into a violent bike crash this weekend — but the actor told media outlet TMZ that the very first thought that raced through his mind was, “Not the face!”
According to reports, 47-year-old Jon Cryer participated at the Nautica Malibu Triathlon during the weekend. Moments after his nasty bike crash, the actor credited one thing that saved his life — his bike helmet — claiming he could’ve been killed if not for the protective headgear.
Previous reports have stated that Jon Cryer wiped out during the cycling leg of the event. He called in to TMZ Live and said, “You know how cyclists wear the leotard that offers zero protection? I used that to break my fall.”
Cryer added that fortunately, he did not break any bones during his bike crash in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, but that he “left a lot of my skin on the Pacific Coast Highway.”
The annual sports event is said to draw a lot of celebrities every year.
Jon Cryer, who plays the role of Dr. Alan Harper, withdrew from Sunday’s event due to the injuries he suffered — which he proudly shows off in the video. While on his way off the course, a still-bloody Jon Cryer pointed to his helmet and said, “Thank God for this bad boy.”
But the actor said that he is not giving up, claiming he still plans to participate in next year’s triathlon.
The star, who was participating for the Stand Up to Cancer organization, says the worst part of the whole ordeal was the parking ticket he received after going to the doctor’s office.
Jon Cryer, known as the son of actress–singer Gretchen Cryer, made his motion picture debut in the 1984 romantic comedy “No Small Affair,” but gained greater fame as “Duckie” in the 1986 John Hughes-scripted film “Pretty in Pink.” Back In 1998, he finished writing and producing the independent film “Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God… Be Back by Five,” which has been well received.