Hugh Jackman injured during Oprah stunt
Hugh Jackman was treated by paramedics after the recording of a stunt for The Oprah Winfrey Show went wrong.
The 42-year-old Australian actor abseiled towards the stage at the iconic Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, as part of Oprah’s special editions of the programme Down Under.
It was reported, the daredevil was travelling on a flying fox style apparatus, but after it failed to slow down near the landing Hugh came to a sudden halt. The star’s leg came into contact with a studio light, which in turn forced a piece of debris into his eye.
As blood was seen emerging from a cut above his right eye Oprah came to his aid, and he was treated by paramedics. Hugh took the dramatic event well though, and even found the spirit to make jokes and claim he had enjoyed himself.
"I’ve never been hugged by a paramedic,” said the star as he tended to his injury with an icepack. "That was so much fun until the end."
Oprah, who travelled to Australia to record two special programmes to mark her show’s 25th and final season, dealt with the situation with remarkable calmness. She reportedly wiped Hugh’s head and told him in front of the 6,000-strong audience he needed ice.
Hugh’s two children with wife Deborra-Lee Furness; Oscar Maximillian, ten, and five-year-old Ava Eliot, watched the scene unfold and were seen to be distressed.