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EastEnders star Max Bowden sustains painful injuries on set following filming

Max Dowden plays Ben Mitchell

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Melanie Macleod
Melanie MacleodWellness Editor
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EastEnders actor Max Bowden, who plays Ben Mitchell, took to Twitter to share the painful injury he sustained on set.

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Alongside a picture of his swollen hand, the star wrote: "Occupational hazard from Monday's episode… two shattered knuckles and one big bruise. Playing Ben Mitchell is a joy [crying laughing emoji]."

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In the episode Ben was seen acting out aggressively in the Arches car garage, headbutting a tool cupboard, as well as beating up a man in the street, resulting in his ouch-worthy injury.

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Max's fans were quick to flood his accounts with both concern and praise.

One wrote: "A truly fantastic performance. I'm guessing your head was hurting too, that's commitment, I applaud you," while another said: "It was an amazing scene Max. You are so dedicated and committed to playing Ben, I know how hard you work."

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Max shared a photo of his swollen knuckles

Another expressed their worries, writing: "Watching the scene last night I did think 'ouch, I hope Max didn't hurt himself too much filming this,'"

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Luckily for Max, shattered knuckles should fully heal and he will recover full use of his hand, but he is likely to need medical attention for the injury to heal.

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Max Bowden has been playing Ben Mitchell since 2019

Aside from nursing his damaged hand, Ben has also been supporting co-star Rose Ayling-Ellis on Twitter, sharing her Bafta win and writing: "Crying very happy tears. So proud of you @roseaylingellis."

Rose first entered the soap as a friend to Max's character Ben, who is partially deaf. Rose's character Frankie showed Ben how deaf people can live a full life when he was upset about his condition.

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