Kristen Bell Reveals the Brutal Way Husband Dax Shepard Broke His Hand

December 10, 2018

Kristen Bell is sharing the full story of how husband Dax Shepard broke his hand – and the details are far from pretty.

On Tuesday, the 39-year-old Frozen star explained on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that her husband’s injury occurred during a “necessary cross-country trip” before the coronavirus locked in.

“It was on his own, but he was cross-country in the mountains and he had a buddy with him, but they were in a separate buggy and he got to the edge of a cliff…” Bell started to say.” He was sitting on the edge of the cliff and he put his hand up just to look out and the weight of his arm flipped his Polaris RZR – the vehicle he was in – over.”

“When you’re inside them you don’t get hurt, but I will tell you something, it did shatter all the bones in his hand,” the actress said, ATV.

She added: “He was very embarrassed about the injury because the cardinal rule is never put your hands outside the roll cage or the car at any time and this was the only chance he had to get hurt.”

Bell also elaborated on Sheppard’s decision to pull one of the seven surgical needles out on her own after they started “popping out” of the cast – which she documented on Instagram late last month.

“You know Dax Shepard, you know he not only has a degree in anthropology, but he also has a degree in dentistry and surgery, so he called his doctor and he said, ‘Hey, can I pull this pin out?’ Look’, and his doctor was like, ‘Do it’. And he did it, he was his own doctor,” she explained.

The mother of two also shared that her 45-year-old husband didn’t immediately inform her of his brutal injuries.

“He didn’t call me,” she said.” He drove home, and when he walked in the door, the first thing he said was, ‘I just don’t want to get in trouble.’ Which is crazy because he’s never gotten in trouble with me. Like, if I’m disappointed in your behavior, I’ll let you know, but I’m an adult and he’s an adult and I can’t let him get in trouble.”

Bell added: “I said, ‘You’re not in trouble,’ but it wasn’t the smartest move we could have made.”

Bell and Shepard – who have been socially distant with their daughters Delta, 5, and Lincoln, 7 – have been talking openly about what they’re going through, staying home during the pandemic and spending so much time together.

“It’s been very stressful for mom and dad,” Shepard said in a live Instagram interview with Katie Couric last month.

“We’re at each other’s throats all the time and it really sucks,” Bell jokingly added.