Samuel Johnson rushed to hospital after being struck by car while on his way to visit family – sister reveals he’s ‘awake’ but has injured his head
Samuel Johnson is in hospital after being struck by a car on Saturday night.
The actor’s sister Hilde Hinton revealed the news on Monday, in a Facebook post shared to the official page of their charity, Love My Sister.
She wrote: ‘I wish I didn’t have to tell you this. Early Saturday night Sam was on his way to visit family when he was accidentally hit by a car.
Accident: Samuel Johnson (pictured) is in hospital after being struck by a car on Saturday night. The actor’s sister Hilde Hinton revealed the news on Monday, in a Facebook post shared to the official page of their charity, Love My Sister
‘Our Ambos got him picked up and tucked away safely in hospital in record time. I followed them in.
‘The fantastical medical staff are in overdrive taking care of his sore head,’ she added.
‘He’s awake and not too happy that he doesn’t have his pants – nobody loves a hospital gown. Hearing his voice is lovely, but can’t wait for hugs when it’s safe.
‘I’ll keep you updated,’ she concluded the post, which was shared alongside a photo of Hilde hugging a stuffed toy.
Samuel started the cancer charity with his late sister, Connie Johnson, who died of breast cancer at age 33.
He won the Gold Logie for the most popular personality on Australian television in 2017, following his starring role in the mini-series, Molly.
In 2018, he was awarded an Australian of the Year honor, for his work in entertainment and his charity undertakings.
The star, who took a break from acting in recent years, won Dancing With The Stars in 2019.
He also stripped naked on stage to raise funds for charity in The All New Monty special last year.
Samuel has made his return to television this year, and has been starring in Eden, a scintillating new drama on Stan.
The actor is best known for his starring role on the drama Love My Way, which first premiered in July 2001 and ran until December 2005.
He has also found success as an author, releasing the books Dear Santa, Dear Mum and Dear Dad, as well as Heroes Next Door, penned with his sister Hilde.
Back on TV: He has made his return to television this year, and has been starring in Eden (pictured), a scintillating new drama on Stan