Gale Harold

Desperate Housewives newcomer Gale Harold is in critical condition and awaiting further tests after being hospitalized with injuries incurred in a Tuesday motorcycle accident, a spokeswoman for USC Medical Center tells the AP.

"We can confirm that Gale Harold was in a motorcycle accident," the Queer as Folk alum's publicist tells TVGuide.com. "He has fractured his shoulder and is under observation to assess any possible further injuries."

In a statement, the producers of Housewives say, "Gale is part of [our] family, and our thoughts and wishes are with him for a speedy recovery." According to setsiders, Harold's hospitalization is not expected to interrupt production.

Though original reports and statements suggested that Harold's primary injury was done to a shoulder, sources tell TVGuide.com that the actor also suffered a head injury. In fact, Housewives creator Marc Cherry told the AP that Harold apparently has swelling on the brain, but is expected to recover.

Harold was due on the ABC series' set before getting into the accident. No one else was injured in the crash.