The 42-year-old actor shared a photo of himself lying in a hospital bed with his right leg propped up on a pillow. Ryan winked and gave a thumbs-up sign in the pic, which he captioned, “I’m going to be OK and I appreciate your concern.”
Earlier in the day, the Cruel Intentions star shared two photos on his Instagram story, lamenting his unexpected hospital stay.
In one snap, Ryan’s hurt leg is on full display. “Not [lit],” he wrote alongside the image. In another pic, the dad-of-three — who shares daughter Ava, 17, and son Deacon, 13, with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon, and daughter Kai, 6, with ex Alexis Knapp — holds his hand to his forehead with his eyes tightly shut. “Not where/how I wanna be,” he wrote.
Despite his optimism about the situation, the Hollywood hunk couldn’t help but tweet, “this sucks,” early Monday morning. To help pick his spirits up, Ryan’s fans showered him with support and well-wishes via social media.
“Get well soon and remember that ‘go break a leg’ is just a saying and not a ‘to do’ list item,” one follower joked, while another wrote, “Glad you’re going to be OK! Praying that you don’t spend too much time in the hospital!”
One fan noted that Ryan could have possibly injured himself as the result of performing his own stunts on his TV show Shooter. “Sorry to see you got hurt but I bet you looked cool doing your stunt. ??,” they wrote. “Take care, @RyanPhillippe?”
During a November 2016 interview with The New York Times, Ryan opened up about taking on the role of marksman Bob Lee Swagger for the USA Network action series. “Television has gotten so good, and audiences savvier, and they’re looking for that switch shot where it’s clearly not you,” he explained to the newspaper last year. “I thought if we’ve got this guy where it’s him against the world, I wanted them to see me get a little beat up.”