Dean Gaffney's agent has said the actor is "going to be OK" despite suffering head injuries in a car crash.
Dave Read said: "He's got some nasty head injuries but the good news is that he's going to be OK.
"It was a bad crash and we're grateful it wasn't any worse."
Gaffney was driving to a friend's house from Derby Theatre, where he is starring in 'A Murder is Announced', when the accident occurred.
Ian Dickens Productions and Derby Theatre have released a statement announcing the play will go ahead next week, despite its star, Dean Gaffney, recovering in hospital following a car crash.
The father-of-two was rushed to hospital in a critical condition before being stabilised, it has been reported.
Dean Gaffney was made famous in EastEnders, where he player Robbie Jackson.
– Derby Theatre and Ian Dickens Productions
Our thoughts are with Dean and his family and we wish him all the best for his continued recovery over the coming days.