Desperate Housewives actor said to be lucky to be alive

Jesse Metcalfe is recovering in hospital after falling backwards off a balcony.

The Desperate Housewives hunk was at an aftershow party for the World Music Awards in Monaco when he fell 40ft to the ground, leaving him unconscious.

He was rushed to a nearby medical centre where he underwent a full-body X-ray.

Amazingly he didn’t break any bones and returned to the UK yesterday to continue treatment here.

Jesse‘s lucky to be alive,’ a rep for the actor tells Now Online.

‘He flew back to London yesterday and had an MRI scan this afternoon. Fingers crossed he’ll be given the all-clear.’