Dax Shepard Was Too Humiliated to Tell Kristen Bell He Broke His Hand

One of the reasons we adore Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell is because the couple keeps it real when it comes to their lives off-camera. From the beginning of their relationship, the duo has been transparent about the ups and downs of marriage.

Now, in quarantine, the pair have been giving their fans a hilarious glimpse into what their new normal looks like. It hasn’t necessarily been pretty, but it has certainly been realistic.

Recently, the Veronica Mars alum shared the story behind Shepard’s broken hand and why he was too humiliated to tell her he broke it in the first place.

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This is how Dax Shepard crushed all of the bones in his hand

Just before California’s Stay-At-Home order went into place, the Without a Paddle star decided to go on a mini adventure with one of his friends. Unfortunately, the trip did not end as expected.

Bell mocked her husband’s “essential off-roading trip” during a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “It was by himself but he was off-roading in the mountains and he had a buddy with him, but they were in separate off-road vehicles, and he got to an edge of a cliff …” the Gossip Girl narrator revealed. “He was sitting on the edge of a cliff and he put his hand up just to look out and the weight of his arm tipped his Polaris RZR — is what he was on — over. You don’t get injured when you’re inside them, but I will tell you something, it did crush all the bones in his hand.”

Unfortunately, because he didn’t follow the rules when he was on his ATV, the comedian was rather embarrassed by his injury. “He’s very embarrassed by this injury because the cardinal rule is you don’t put your hands on the roll cage or outside the car at any time, that’s the only chance of injury,” the Frozen star explained.

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Dax Shepard pulled one of the surgical pins out of his hand

Though the injury happened prior to quarantine, Shepard hasn’t exactly been able to run back and forth to the doctor. As a result, when one of the seven surgical pins in his hand began lifting, Shepard decided to pull it out himself.

Bell videoed the entire thing and shared it on her Instagram page. “You know Dax Shepard, you know he not only holds a degree in anthropology, but also dentistry, surgery, and so he called his doctor and he said, ‘Hey, can I pull this pin out? Look at it,’ and his doctor was like, ‘Do it.’ And he did, he is his own doctor,” she explained.

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Dax Shepard was too humiliated to tell Kristen Bell he broke his hand

The Armchair Expert host was initially too humiliated to tell his wife he’d broken his hand. “He didn’t call me,” The Good Place actress told DeGeneres. “He drove home, and the first thing he said when he walked through the door was, ‘I just don’t want to be in trouble.’ Which is crazy because he’s never in trouble with me. Like, I’ll let you know if I’m disappointed in your actions, but I’m an adult, he’s an adult, I can’t get him in trouble.”

We’re just happy the injury wasn’t much worse.