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'Camp Rock 2' Star -- Rescued After Ducati Crash

6/1/2011 9:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Matthew "Mdot" Finley -- star of Disney's "Camp Rock 2" -- is recovering from a bone-crushing Ducati accident last week ... in which he lost control of his bike and plummeted off of a 100-foot cliff in Malibu.

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TMZ has learned ... L.A. County Fire trucks and paramedics raced to the scene Thursday afternoon and several responders had to hike down the steep slope to retrieve the 23-year-old actor.

We're told Finley was trying to make a turn on Mulholland Drive when he lost control of the bike and went crashing down the side of the cliff.

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Finley was transported to UCLA Medical Center ... where he was treated for multiple compound fractures as well as injuries to his face and head. We're told Finley has already undergone several surgeries to repair damage to his leg ... and will require more surgery in the near future.

Through his rep, Eric Ortner, Finley released a statement saying, "I crashed hard, but the love and support from my friends, fans, and family have helped ease the pain."

0601_disney_kid_rescue_mini_vid_launchHe continues, "I love riding, almost as much as I love dancing.  I'm praying to be back doing both soon.  I want to thank the brave responders, firefighters, paramedics and doctors who rescued me and saved me."

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1.

anon.    

Sean and him can form a crash team together.

1238 days ago
2.

dadudedd    

Life is like a box of chocolates, moron.

1238 days ago
3.

c    

I guess just because you can afford one doesn't mean you can ride one.

1238 days ago
4.

Wicked    

Maybe we can get the next accident prone black guy to crash into Justin Bieber.

1238 days ago
5.

Paulie    

everybody thinks they're invincible and accidents only happen to other people...ugh, slow the f*** down!

1238 days ago
6.

Muppet    

Hmmm you don't suppose he was going just a little bit too fast for the corner do ya?
Maybe slow down next time! Showing off could've got himself or someone else killed. No sympathy from me.

1238 days ago
7.

Shread    

Whats with these morons? They can't drive cars, jet ski's and now motor cycles? These jerks should stick to walking because thats what they use to do before they had any $.

1238 days ago
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jason    

Well, at first i was thinking another reckless moron, but he kind of won me other when he thanked the people who rescued and saved his life. He is not a complete loss. He sounded sincere and thankful.

1238 days ago
9.

OooooNooo!    

Strongly recommend he stay OFF of a jet ski too. Money doesn't buy you talent to control a high powered vehicle.

1238 days ago
10.

lalaland    

Cardinal Ximenez: you forgot swimming

1238 days ago
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Orian    

So is it a cliff or a steep slope?

1238 days ago
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Evan Benz    

TMZ's reporting is right up there with CNN and FOX News.
You can tell from the photographs the Mdot and his buddy were in a organized, sanctioned, race.

Why else you be wearing those Michael Jackson/Britney Spears dance outfits ???
Unless they were on their way to rehearse for Ducati : The Musical.

Somebody better go wake up Master Chief Biily Sunday out of his grave.
If this fool wants to ever dance again . . . .He's going to have to walk 15 steps with the Mark V diving helmet. Gimpy.

1238 days ago
13.

Kathy    

OUTCH!!! That had to hurt. Hope he recovers and takes some lessons on how to ride near a cliff.

1238 days ago
14.

fkeys    

overcook a corner, hit the brakes and the bike wants to travel in a straight line. Causes headons in right hand bends, and off roading in left hand bends...number one NOOB error (unless you're in the UK).

1238 days ago
15.

What Da    

That looks like "thhe Snake" right above the Rock Store in Agoura.....Thats a weird place to go off. Usually people lose it on the big sweeper or in the blind corner by esses.

1238 days ago
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