On Instagram, the actor wrote that the accident happened a couple months ago. At the time, Harris was in Croatia with husband David Burtka and their two children. Neil Patrick Harris, via Instagram Though he removed most of the spines, a couple remained and infected him. Neil Patrick Harris, via Instagram The 'How I Met Your Mother' star says he is recovering and "urchin free." Neil Patrick Harris, via Instagram For the time being, the Emmy winner still says he needs to wear a hand contraption. Neil Patrick Harris, via Instagram.