(CNN) — Jared Padalecki is recovering after a car accident, according to his former “Supernatural” co-star, Jensen Ackles.

Ackles shared the news with Padalecki’s permission, he said, while at a fan event in New Jersey over the weekend. Video of his remarks was shared on social media.

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“I don’t know if you guys know what’s going on,” Ackles said of Padalecki. “He was in a very bad car accident. He wasn’t driving, he was in the passenger seat, and he’s lucky to be alive.

CNN has reached out to Padalecki’s representative for comment.

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“He’s home recovering, which the fact that he’s not in a hospital right now is blowing my mind because I saw the car,” Ackles added.

Padalecki took to Twitter to apologize for missing the event but did not mention the accident.

Padalecki and Ackles starred as on-screen brothers on “Supernatural” between 2005 and 2020.

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