"One Life to Live" Star Nathaniel Marston in Critical Condition After Car Crash

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One Life to Live star Nathaniel Marston was critically injured following a car accident this weekend. The soap opera star's mom, Elizabeth Jackson, shared word of her son's condition via Facebook.

"Please pray for my son Nathaniel Marston," she wrote. "He was in a car accident last night and is in the intensive care on life support. Back and neck broken in several places. Other internal injuries. Please pray that he will recover and walk again."

Jackson posted another message shortly thereafter, that stated the One Life to Live star wasn't under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.

Just spoke to highway patrol and tribal police," she wrote. "In case rumor mill gets going. Nate was sober according to cops."

A few hours after these initial posts, Marston's mom had spoken with the doctors, and wrote, "if he lives he will be paralyzed from the neck down and will not breathe without a ventilator machine."

"Oh my God please give me strength," she added.

Nathaniel Marston played the role of Michael McBain on One Life to Live for six years. One Life to Live fired him in 2007, after he was arrested for attacking three people in New York City.

"I don't think of this as an ending, but rather the beginning of a new chapter in my life. Your support and encouragement have meant the world to me and have buoyed my spirits in a trying time. I know that my absence from the show will be a disappointment to many of you, so if you're upset by this turn of events, let the decision-makers at ABC hear your voice. I would also like to thank those of my co-workers at One Life to Live who took the time to get in touch with me to offer friendship and prayers. You know who you are and let me just say that you are amazing people and I will never forget your compassion," Marston released in a statement after he was let go.

One Life to Live is no longer on the air.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.