Adam Thomas, who is best known for playing Adam Barton in ITV’s Emmerdale, was rushed to A&E by his brother Scott Thomas yesterday. The 30-year-old actor incurred a painful injury to his face after accidentally dropping a 50kg weight during a gym session. The soap favourite revealed his wounded eye in view of his 784,000 followers on Instagram, with a selfie from his hospital bed alongside his sibling. He captioned the photo: “Not sure that everyone knows yet but today I dropped a weight on my face!!…
“And then 3hrs in A&E with this guy @scottyspecial don’t know which one was worse haha but am glad he was there by my side x.”
The former soap star then made light of the situation by asking fans who had been through a similar gym mishap to get in touch and share their experiences.
He continued: “If you too have dropped a weight on your face please get in touch as it’s hard to talk to anyone about my experience unless you’ve actually been through it…
“I know you’re out there and I know you’re ashamed but it’s about time we spoke out and let others know that if your an idiot… gyms are dangerous places.”
Adam also shared several snaps of his bruised and cut eye on his Instagram story.
While wearing a hospital gown, the star posted a close-up image of his injuries with a witty caption about not having to worry about taking time off work to recover.