Jared Padalecki breaks his silence after surviving a ‘very bad’ car accident

‘I’m definitely on the mend’: Supernatural star Jared Padalecki breaks his silence as he poses with his daughter after surviving ‘very bad’ car accident

Jared Padalecki has reassured fans he is ‘on the mend’ after a near-tragic car accident.

The Supernatural star is ‘lucky to be alive’ following a ‘very bad’ car smash, which led to him having to pull out of a planned appearance at a fan convention for the show on Sunday.

But the 39-year-old Texas native has now taken to Instagram to reveal he is hoping to return to filming ‘later this week’ as he posed for a new photo with his daughter Odette, age five.

All good: Jared Padalecki has reassured fans he is ‘on the mend’ after a near-tragic car accident. The 39-year-old Texas native took to Instagram to reveal he is hoping to return to filming ‘later this week’ as he posed for a new photo with his daughter Odette, age five

Addressing the accident: The Supernatural star is 'lucky to be alive' following a 'very bad' car smash, which led to him having to pull out of a planned appearance at a fan convention for the show on Sunday (pictured 2019)

Addressing the accident: The Supernatural star is ‘lucky to be alive’ following a ‘very bad’ car smash, which led to him having to pull out of a planned appearance at a fan convention for the show on Sunday (pictured 2019)

‘Hey y’all! I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love,’ wrote Jared on Instagram. ‘I’m definitely on the mend and hoping to return to filming later this week.’

He added, ‘I’m so lucky to have had the best care and be surrounded by people who love me. So grateful for everyone #SPNFamily #WalkerFamily #akf.’

Earlier this week, Jared’s co-star Jensen Ackles told the crowd at a Supernatural official convention in New Jersey: ‘[Jared] sends his love. I spoke with him yesterday. He’s sad he can’t be here.

‘He was in a very bad car accident. He wasn’t driving. He was in the passenger seat, and he’s lucky to be alive … That airbag packs a punch. He’s like, “I feel like I went 12 rounds with Tyson.”

Close pals: Earlier this week, Jared's co-star Jensen Ackles, right, told the crowd at a Supernatural official convention in New Jersey:'[Jared] sends his love.  I spoke with him yesterday.  He's sad he can't be here' (pictured 2019)

Close pals: Earlier this week, Jared’s co-star Jensen Ackles, right, told the crowd at a Supernatural official convention in New Jersey:'[Jared] sends his love. I spoke with him yesterday. He’s sad he can’t be here’ (pictured 2019)

‘But he is doing OK, and he’s moving around. But yeah, (it was a) really, really bad car accident.

‘Just keep him in your thoughts, send him some love if you get a chance on social and he’ll be back with us soon.’

Jared hasn’t shared any further details about the accident.

Giving an update: The actor, 39, missed a Supernatural fan convention this weekend because of the incident, according to Ackles (left, from Supernatural season 15)

Giving an update: The actor, 39, missed a Supernatural fan convention this weekend because of the incident, according to Ackles (left, from Supernatural season 15)

He previously told fans he would not be able to attend the convention, but did not mention the car crash.

In a post on Twitter, he wrote: ‘Hey #SpnFamily! Sorry to miss y’all in NYC this weekend. Thank you and the #WalkerFamily for all the love and support. Can’t wait to see y’all again.’

Jared is widely known for playing Sam Winchester in 15 seasons of Supernatural’, while Jensen played his on-screen brother Dean.

Giving the news: The Texas native announced he would not be able to make it to the convention in a tweet on Thursday but didn't specify why not at the time

Giving the news: The Texas native announced he would not be able to make it to the convention in a tweet on Thursday but didn’t specify why not at the time

Longtime co-stars: Padalecki played Sam Winchester on for all 15 seasons of Supernatural while Ackles played his brother Dean.  They each appeared in 327 episodes (L to R: Ackles, Misha Collins facing camera, Padalecki)

Longtime co-stars: Padalecki played Sam Winchester on for all 15 seasons of Supernatural while Ackles played his brother Dean. They each appeared in 327 episodes (L to R: Ackles, Misha Collins facing camera, Padalecki)

Currently, Padalecki plays a major role in the television show Walker.

Walker follows a widowed father who tries to reconnect with his children while also growing suspicious of his wife’s death.

The show, in its second season, stars Burn Notice actor Coby Bell, Shameless Jeff Pierre and Pretty Little Liars star Keegan Allen.

New episodes come out Thursdays on the CW.

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