On March 15, the actor crashed his vehicle into a gate in Malibu, California.
Dick Van Dyke, who recently crashed his vehicle, is alive and well. Following his accident earlier this month, TMZ caught up with the Mary Poppins legend on March 26. His mouth and nose were bleeding at the time, and sources informed the outlet—the first to report on the incident—that he might have experienced a concussion. Van Dyke replied when questioned about how he was feeling, "Pretty good. I'm sore all over." He went on to explain to TMZ that "the airbag did not deploy, so I just did a face plant right in the steering wheel, and I have two stitches here. Other than that, it just made me a little numb."
Dick Van Dyke showed off his battle wounds Friday after his recent car accident, claiming the airbags didn’t deploy during the crash. https://t.co/E9mjuZJP0S— TMZ (@TMZ) March 26, 2023
"I'm doing okay. I'm 97 — all my friends are dead," he later joked. On March 15, the actor crashed his vehicle into a gate in Malibu, California, according to police, who told PEOPLE the actor had "minor injuries." Authorities stated that Van Dyke was driving a silver 2018 Lexus LS 500 when it collided with the building. There had been unusually heavy rains in the region. Van Dyke was attended to by paramedics on the spot, according to the police, though he was not taken to the hospital.
Dick Van Dyke, 97, crashes car into gate in Malibu https://t.co/cn5cOPTqC4 pic.twitter.com/i3u1iKrBcf— New York Post (@nypost) March 22, 2023
The actor was last seen on television in February when he was unmasked on the season 9 debut of The Masked Singer. "I had never even seen the show when they asked me. So I checked it out and it looked like a lot of fun," he told PEOPLE, after his exit from the Fox series. "I was positive they wouldn't be able to guess who I was. And I was right!" Van Dyke sang When You're Smiling by Frank Sinatra on the program, a music choice the actor credits to Arlene Silver, his wife who he says keeps him young. "They wanted me to do something current and I know nothing from rock," Van Dyke admitted. "So we picked out one which typifies me. She's the one that came up with it and I liked the song, too."
Van Dyke spoke to PEOPLE about the song and the connection he and his wife have with music. He shared that he enjoys singing around the home with Silver, 51. "Every day my beautiful wife sings," he said. "There's a lot of duets going on around the house most of the day." In reality, during the pandemic, Silver taught herself a few of Van Dyke's favorite songs. She explained, "I learned all the music he knows so I can keep him singing. Every show tune, every standard. I know all of them now, and I didn't know any of them before."
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