Ackles shared the news with fans at an event in New Jersey, with the permission of Padalecki.
“I don’t know if you guys know what’s going on,” he said. “He [Padalecki] was in a very bad car accident.
“He wasn’t driving, he was in the passenger seat, and he’s lucky to be alive.”
Padalecki apologised to fans on Twitter for missing the event, but did not mention the car accident.
— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) April 21, 2022
“He’s home recovering,” continued Ackles. “The fact he’s not in a hospital right now is blowing my mind because I saw the car.”