Jake Gyllenhaal
was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after an injury while filming a scene for “Nightcrawler.”

A rep for the star confirmed to “Us Weekly” the 32-year-old star severely cut his hand after accidentally breaking a mirror.

“Jake was indeed filming ‘Nightcrawler’ when during the shooting of an intense scene his character purposefully banged his hand into the mirror,” the rep told “Us.” “Unfortunately the mirror broke and Jake’s hand was badly cut up. He got numerous stitches at the ER and was released. He already returned to set for work.

Not based on the X-Men character of the same name, “Nightcrawler” follows a man who finds himself caught up in Los Angeles’s murky world of crime journalism.

For the film, in which Gyllenhaal plays a freelance crime reporter named Lou, he lost a great deal of weight.

Rene Russo and Bill Paxton also star in the film, due out in 2014.

Comment on this