Top Gear America Star Dax Shepard Performs Surgery On Himself

Actor Dax Shepard has too much time on his hands as he awaits the resumption of normal life, including a starring role in Top Gear America, which will be primo viewing on the MotorTrend app when it is released. (In the meantime, there’s tons of other cool car content for $1/month. )

But for now, he’s at home with wife and actor Kristen Bell, who filmed Shepard removing a surgical pin from his broken arm. Bell posted the self-help procedure with the caption: “We’re on day ‘I can do my own surgery’ of quarentine [sic].”

And yes, Shepard pulls a very long pin from underneath the cast on his left arm, to his wife’s horror. “It’s out. There’s no blood spurting anywhere,” he says in semi-amazement, noting, “that feels weird.”

The surgery wasn’t completely rogue. Shepard is on the phone with his doctor before, during, and after the extraction. “I’m coming for your job, doctor,” he chuckles.

No mention of how he broke his arm or how much convincing it took to let a doctor talk him through the procedure. Surely Shepard can’t be bored. At last count he had five cars, five motorcycles, four off-road toys, a shifter cart, and a pair of trailers littering his Santa Clarita ranch and had his eye on several more with plans for housing them all.

“I’m gonna add pin removal to my resume now,” he says in the Instagram video.


Shepard’s current resume includes his casting as one of the hosts of Top Gear America, along with Rob Corddry and Jethro Bovingdon, and, of course, The Stig. Top Gear America will be coming exclusively to the MotorTrend app later this year, but in the meantime you can binge tons of awesome car video content for $1/month, including the full season of NASCAR ALL IN: Battle for Daytona, through the MotorTrend app.

While Top Gear is still being filmed, you can catch Shepard on Bless This Mess, and he also does his popular Armchair Expert podcast, which offers a slice of life with guest stars.

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