Home and Away star Axle Whitehead has suffered serious burns while working on his car.

The 29-year-old actor, who plays Liam Murphy in the soap, was injured after his 1977 Corvette Stingray overheated, according to Australian newspaper The Herald Sun.

Sources said the actor opened the engine’s radiator cap and was covered in scalding water.

Axle was taken to hospital for treatment and he’s apparently been returning daily to have the dressing to scalds on his right hand, arm, shoulder and chest redone.

A Home And Away spokeswoman confirmed injuries to the actor’s hand.

She said: “He and a mate were tinkering with his car on Friday and he has burnt his right hand. He has been having it treated at the Epworth Hospital.”

Axle has previously praised his car, saying: “I was looking at a Mustang probably about two or three years ago.

“But I thought if I’m going to get a muscle car I should do it properly and get the king of muscle cars. They are, in my mind, one of the sexiest looking cars.”

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