The 60-year-old actor was enjoying a vacation at the annual festival in Park City, Utah when he suffered a nasty fall on the slopes. According to Variety, who first reported the accident, he is scheduled to have surgery on Wednesday, and will need between six to eight weeks to fully recover.

It remains to be seen whether or not bosses on hit CBS show Madam Secretary, in which Tim plays the husband of Tea Leoni's Secretary of State character, will incorporate his injury into the plot of the third season of the programme or just shoot around him.

However, Tim will still appear in every episode of the third season in some capacity.

Variety cited a source as saying: "The show may be far enough along in its shooting schedule that few changes could be needed."

As well as playing husband and wife on Madam Secretary, Tim and Tea have been dating in real life since 2014.