Zach Braff: People Would Actually Show Up to The "Scrubs" Hospital With Broken Arms and Other Injuries

by Cristina Corvino 3:00 AM, April 16, 2018

Aired April 16, 2018

We've heard of fans approaching actors who play doctors on TV with actual medical questions, but *this* is a new one!

When former "Scrubs" star Zach Braff visited our show, he not only confirmed that, but he also revealed that people would show up to the abandoned hospital where they filmed "Scrubs" with *actual* injuries.

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"Scrubs was not shot on a set," the "Alex, Inc." actor explains. "We took over an abandoned hospital in California, and we would populate it with all these extras in nurses' and doctors' outfits."

"So people didn't know," he continues. "They would pull up, see a hospital [with] doctors everywhere, and they'd have a broken arm."

Ohh noo!

After a week or so of having this happen and having to apologize to these injured people and tell them they hadn't in fact arrived at a real hospital (🙈 ), the cast and crew decided to put up a sign to avoid confusion.

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Good thinking!

"'No matter what you see,'" Zach recalls the sign saying, "'this is NOT a real hospital!"