You might assume that when dealing with such a precious
commodity as a highly bankable and talented Hollywood actor, moviemakers would
handle them with the utmost care. Well, it turns out Hollywood health and safety
policies ain’t sh*t because on-set accidents and injuries are more commonplace
than you’d think.
Maybe it just comes with the territory for those working in
the risky business that is show. When you’re running around pretending to be
everything from assassins to CIA agents on film sets that are simulating
explosions and other such stunts around every corner a few bumps and bruises
are probably to be expected.
Some on-set ouchies are quite easily walked off – bruises
fade, bones fix and wounds heal, after all. Other actors, however, aren’t so
lucky and have sustained injuries so serious that they’ve caused lasting and
sometimes permanent damage to their bodies.
The trappings of show business no doubt cushion the blow of
those injuries somewhat but there’s only so much Academy Awards, fan adoration
and massively inflated wage packets can compensate for … especially when you’re
left with mangled bones, permanent scars and missing body parts.