'Fast & Furious 9′ Stuntman Injured, Production Halted | Fast and Furious

Production on Fast & Furious 9 is on hold after an injury to a stuntman.

Watts, who is a teacher at The Creative Academy as well as a professional stunt performer, was airlifted to hospital where he is being treated for "serious" injuries.

Following the accident, production on the film has been halted.

"The stuntman fell at least 30ft - maybe a bit more", a source told British newspaper The Sun.

In a since-deleted social media post, his girlfriend said Monday night that he had suffered a serious head injury but was in a stable condition. Watts was not Vin Diesel's stunt double, as was reported by some British tabloids. He looked ashen, totally in shock and blinking back tears.

Police officers are still on the scene carrying out an investigation.

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Mr Watts was reportedly filming a balcony scene when his safety wire snapped and he fell 30 feet (9 metres).

It further said, "He was meant to be left dangling below the balcony via the wire and then lowered slowly to the ground, but he plunged to the ground and landed on his head".

The source added: "There were gasps and screams when the poor guy hit the floor". It's horrific and obviously all caught on camera.

A spokesperson for Universal Studios confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter. Everything has now been closed on set and filming stopped.

Vin Diesel's stunt double on the film xXx, Harry O'Connor, died on set in 2002 while he was performing a paragliding stunt for the actor.

The film once again stars Vin Diesel, with returning cast members Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Tyrese Gibson, and Ludacris, with Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren even reprising their roles from Fate of the Furious.

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