updated 07/01/2010 AT 3:10 PM ET
•originally published 07/01/2010 AT 1:55 PM ET
A motorcycle accident has again landed Dean McDermott in the hospital – this time in the intensive care unit with a punctured and collapsed lung.
“He’s in a lot of pain,” Tori Spelling, who has been by her husband’s side since the accident (his second on a cycle this year), tells PEOPLE. “He’s taking this as a sign and realizing family is too important to risk his life.”
The reality star, 43, crashed on Tuesday, while dirt bike riding with two friends. After the crash, he couldn’t move and was bleeding heavily from his right side with a puncture wound. He was taken straight to the intensive care unit at a Los Angeles-area hospital and, says Spelling, is expected to make a full recovery.
On Thursday McDermott felt well enough to Tweet. “Thanks for the well wishes. A collapsed lung is no fun, and is a lengthy heal. Feeling pretty bad today. Day 2 is always the worst,” he writes.