David Arquette says he is fine after being involved in a car accident in Los Angeles on Friday, March 4, adding that he did not wear his seatbelt but that he has "dragon's blood."
His comments were an apparent reference to the phrase "Tiger Blood" troubled actor Charlie Sheen has used in recent on-air interviews and rants, which has turned into an online trend on social networks like Twitter.
Arquette, 39, was driving his silver Cadillac in the West Hollywood area when a vehicle in front of him stopped suddenly, TMZ reported, posting photos of Arquette lying on a grassy area on the side of the road. The actor then swerved to the left into oncoming traffic and hit a car going in the opposite direction, it said. Arquette's spokesperson confirmed the report.
"I got into a car accident but I'm fine," Arquette said on his Twitter page. "Luckily I have dragon's blood running through my veins. Haha Thank you for all your concern. Remember to wear your seatbelt-wish I was."
For the past week, Sheen has sparked a media firestorm, making erratic rants against the producers of his CBS comedy show "Two and a Half Men." Filming was suspended in January after the actor began treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and producers pulled the plug on the series indefinitely last month after he insulted its co-creator Chuck Lorre.
Arquette had last week appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in what marked his first television interview since undergoing rehab last month, following his split from actress-wife Courteney Cox.
He and Cox, 46, married in June 1999 and have a daughter named Coco. They announced in October 2010 they had agreed to a trial separation.
Arquette had said on The Howard Stern Show on SIRIUS XM satellite radio in December that he had been drinking a lot and was heartbroken over the split. In January, Arquette spent time in rehab for alcohol abuse and depression.
The actor had spoken about his love life on Stern's show soon after he and Cox announced their trial separation and said the two had not been intimate in months. He later apologized for revealing too much.
Arquette and Cox met on the set for the 1996 horror film "Scream" and reprise their roles in "Scream 4", which is due for release on April 15.