Moments after his gnarly bike crash this weekend, a battered Jon Cryer credited ONE THING with saving his life -- his bike helmet -- claiming he could've been killed ... if not for the protective headgear.
The "Two and a Half Men" actor withdrew from Sunday's Nautica Malibu Triathlon due to his injuries -- which he proudly shows off in the video -- and on his way off the course, a still-bloody Cryer pointed to his helmet and said, "Thank God for this bad boy."
But Cryer's not giving up -- claiming he still plans to participate in next year's triathlon ... at least the non-biking portions.
Helmet Saved My LIFE
During Bloody Bike Crash
9/17/2012 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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