Jon Cryer Bike Crash: "I left a lot of my skin on the Pacific Coast Highway"
"Two and a Half Men" actor Jon Cryer suffered a bike crash this weekend which he claims almost killed him.
The 47-year-old actor was taking part in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in Los Angeles on September 16 when he lost control of his bike and hit the pavement.
"I'm here, but I left a lot of my skin on the Pacific Coast Highway, so that's my gift to Malibu," Cryer told TMZ Live.
Although the comedic actor was using a professional bicycle, he clearly is not a professional cyclist. "Unfortunately, apparently I'm not a pro cyclist ... I decided to get super-aggressive and I was shooting downhill and most of the time you coast going downhill ... the wheel starts wobbling and I'm thinking, 'no problem, I'll just correct it with my elbows' - oops, and I overcorrected and absolutely just ate it."
Cryer described the turn of events, saying, "I skidded probably 15 feet on my skin, which was really not the end. My helmet took the brunt of it, thankfully. I could feel the helmet cracking as my head went back." He continued, "Of course, my first thought is, 'not the face! Not the face' - I'm an actor, but I could feel the helmet giving way and I thought, 'Boy I really don't want to buy it here.'"
Fortunately, Cryer did not break any bones. However, he did pull out from the triathlon due to his injuries.
Cryer has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as "Alan Harper" in "Two and a Half Men". The 10th season of the hit comedy series which co-stars Ashton Kutcher will debut September 27.