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Desperate Housewives Star Gale Harold Hospitalized

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Scary news: Hospital sources confirm that Desperate Housewives star Gale Harold is in the neurosurgical intensive care unit at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

According to a representative for the actor, "We can confirm that Gale Harold was in a motorcycle accident yesterday, Oct 14. He has fractured his shoulder and is under observation to assess any possible further injuries. Everyone is hopeful for a full recovery. No one else was injured in the accident."

Despite assurances to me from Gale's reps that the information above is correct, according to reports, Gale's condition is officially classified as critical, and physicians are concerned about brain swelling.

A statement from producers of the soapy ABC says, "Gale is part of the Desperate Housewives family and our thoughts and wishes are with him for a speedy recovery." Writers will reportedly rework at least one scene in a November sweeps episode to accommodate the situation, and sources tell me that the accident is not expected to interrupt production.

Gale Harold plays Jackson, Susan Mayer's (Teri Hatcher) new man, this season on Desperate Housewives. He also has a huge cult following among TV fans from his days on Showtime's Queer as Folk.

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