Zachary Levi is a headbanger—and not in a good way.
The star of NBC's Chuck was briefly hospitalized at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center earlier this week after accidentally banging his head on the set during filming, E! News has learned.
According to a source, Levi was running to shoot a scene when he ducked under part of the set and knocked his head against a camera. He was transported to the hospital, where he had staples put in his head to close a gash.
A doctor subsequently ordered him to go home, but the 28-year-old thesp instead opted to go back to work, not wanting to delay production.
"They were shooting at a location that they didn't have for very long, so he refused to go home and instead went back so they could keep shooting and stay on schedule," the insider says.
A rep for Chuck confirmed the accident occurred but declined to comment further.
Levi plays a computer geek who moonlights as a government operative on the hit NBC series, which was cocreated by Josh Schwartz of The O.C. fame. The network gave Chuck last month a full 22-episode for the 2008-2009 season, its second.
—Reporting by Elizabeth Chambers