Gale Harold Now "Critical But Stable"; Housewives Begins Rewrites
Gale Harold, Desperate Housewives
As of Wednesday evening, Desperate Housewives actor Gale Harold was in "critical but stable condition" after being hospitalized with injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident, USC Medical Center spokeswoman Adelaida De La Cerda tells TVGuide.com.
Soon after Harold was admitted, his publicist acknowledged that he had fractured one of his shoulders. Housewives creator Marc Cherry later said that Harold apparently also had swelling on the brain, but was expected to recover fully after "a couple of weeks."
Although Harold's hospitalization was not expected to interrupt production on ABC's Housewives, Cherry tells the AP that at least one scene thus far has needed to be rewritten, since the character of Jackson figures prominently in a November sweeps episode involving a nightclub fire. (Harold had already filmed some scenes.)
In a statement, the Housewives production team said, "Gale is part of [our] family, and our thoughts and wishes are with him for a speedy recovery."