Dylan McDermott Hurt In Dirt Bike Crash

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July 1, 2010 | 2:58pm EST

Dean McDermott is recovering in a Los Angeles-area hospital’s intensive care unit after suffering a punctured and collapsed lung in a dirt biking accident on Tuesday.

The speed enthusiast, who is married to Tori Spelling, was dirt bike riding with two friends when the accident occurred.

He was taken immediately to the hospital, suffering a puncture wound on his right side.
The 90210 actress has been by her husband’s side since the accident, and says he is expected to make a full recovery.

She tells People.com, “His friend called me and said he was in the ER (emergency room). He didn’t want to to scare me so he just said he had a crash and that they were X-raying him.”
McDermott agreed to give up professional racing and only ride recreationally after a fracturing his shoulder in a motorcycle accident earlier this year. And now Spelling, who shares son Liam, 3, and daughter Stella, two, with the actor, says he has vowed to get rid of his bikes and never ride again.

She adds: “He’s in a lot of pain. He’s taking this as a sign and realizing family is too important to risk his life.
“When I first saw him he just softly said ‘I’m so sorry’. I just held his hand and cried. That’s when he said, ‘I’ll never do this again. You and the kids mean everything to me.'”
McDermott is expected to remain in intensive care a few more days.

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