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Remember when Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd) tweeted a few incredibly spoiler-y images from the set of Grey's Anatomy Season 9? That involved a certain critical character covered in bandages on a gurney? That pretty much sealed this beloved character’s fate in the first two episodes?

Well, McDreamy got in major McTrouble.

“Suddenly I got all these phone calls from ABC, like ‘You have to take this picture down,’” he told Ellen DeGeneres on the Season 10 premiere of her talk show on September 10. Patrick had tweeted images of Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) taking a nap while laying in a hospital bed with bandages on his head and body.

Fans of the show were still wondering whether or not Mark would survive, and Patrick’s tweets confirmed that he would.

“I was just enthusiastic, I’m like, ‘This is a great image, I should shoot this,’” Patrick says. “Now we know he survives and comes back.”

Watch Patrick discuss his love of tweeting, and the practical joke he and Ellen plan on pulling for his Twitter fans!

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Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 will premiere on Thursday, September 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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