wow Hollywood Hugh Jackman almost lost his life for Oprah today while filming a segment in Australia this morning. For whatever reason, Oprah held her show at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday with guest Hugh Jackman. And for whatever reason, Hugh was zip-lining in from the top sail of the Opera House but has an accident when he hit the brakes too late. And injured his eye after running into the lighting rigs which broke and sent a small piece of glass into his eye.
Medics rushed in after the ill-fated stunt but the injury was minor so they gave everyone the go-ahead to laugh at him. Seriously look at Hugh Jackman's face, the dude almost lost an eye perhaps his life on live TV. Yes, I realize Hugh Jackman is Wolverine and has arms as big as my thighs, but he also dances with a cane and sings show tunes on Broadway. Though the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" star had practiced the stunt, he said he was distracted by Oprah, her fans and his family as he was approaching the stage and forgot to pull his break on time. The LA Times reports:
Hugh Jackman was slightly injured Tuesday when he hit the brakes too late during a stunt on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in Australia.
"That was so much fun, until the end," Jackman said of his trip to the outdoor stage on a zip line from the top of the Sydney Opera House.
"I came down waving to everyone, looking over Sydney Harbour, saw my dad, the kids and you, went to pull the brake and then, boing," the Wolverine actor told Winfrey. After banging into the rigging for the lights, he recovered sufficiently — a glass of red wine and a bandage under his eye seemed to do the trick — to sit down and teach the visiting talk show host how to eat Vegemite.
According to a news report, a calm Jackman "asked for a tissue" while he was dangling 20 feet in the air, waiting for help to come. Check out the refreshing Aussie coverage of the accident from "The 7 p.m. Project" in the video above.
"That's how much we love Oprah," reporter Dave Hughes said. "We'll take our most talented and handsome man and we'll chuck him off the Opera House, 'cause we love her that much."
Now who hasn't become lost in the crowd as they zip-lined down at 15 mph from the roof of the Sydney Opera House and forgotten to hit the brakes? LOL... Maybe Jackman had an accident because people are not supposed to be zip-lining onto stage. Anyway, Jackman made it clear that it was his fault and not the stunt team's as he became distracted by the crowd. "I came down waving to everyone, looking over Sydney Harbor, saw my dad, the kids and you, went to pull the brake and then boing," he explained to Winfrey. Click on pictures to enlarge.
Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian actor and producer who is involved in film, musical theatre and television.
Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as action/superhero, period and romance characters. He is well known from his role as Wolverine in the X-Men series, in addition to his leads in Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, and Australia. Jackman is a singer, dancer, and actor in stage musicals, and won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz.
In November 2008, Open Salon named Hugh Jackman one of the sexiest men alive. Later that same month, People magazine named Jackman "Sexiest Man Alive." A three-time host of the Tony Awards, winning an Emmy for one of these appearances, Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009