Actors will do anything for a good show.. as demonstrated by Neil Patrick Harris. The How I Met Your Mother star nearly set fire to the stage at the TV Land Awards in Los Angeles — when a stunt set his tuxedo on fire. The host of the award show was rehearsing his opening number when his costume went up in smoke.
According to blogger Marc Malkin, the funnyman was not so amused when sparks from electronic devices he was wearing for a stunt had him a little burned.
A source says, “He just had some welts on his back but he didn’t have to be taken to a hospital or anything like that.” Harris didn’t speak of the accident during the ceremony, which honoured the casts of M*A*S*H, Knots Landing, Married With Children, Home Improvement, Two and a Half Men, Magnum P.I. and ER.
Comedian Don Rickles and former Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus were also feted at the event.