Fletcher was in the middle of shooting drama Cardinal in Sudbury, Ontario when he suffered lacerations on his throat after discharge from a gun not fully emptied of blanks peppered his head.

He was hospitalised and received treatment, but has since been discharged.

In a statement, Fletcher's agent claims the accident was "no fault of his (Fletcher)" and the actor is recovering well.

Production on the show was delayed for one day but has since resumed.

Officials from the Ontario Ministry of Labor, which investigates workplace injuries in the province, is looking into the incident, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Fletcher portrayed Fryman in Leonardo DiCaprio's survival movie.