“I…had some metal put in there”: Sylvester Stallone Got Life Threatening Injury While Filming $214M Movie for Trying to Keep His Tough Guy Act

“I…had some metal put in there”: Sylvester Stallone Got Life Threatening Injury While Filming $214M Movie for Trying to Keep His Tough Guy Act
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While the film industry takes all the precautions it can to ensure that the actors are safe, things don’t always work out in their favor, especially in the action genre. Sylvester Stallone, an iconic action hero, can certainly vouch for that. In fact, he is one of the actors who permanently damaged their bodies for a role.

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Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone

The 2014 film, The Expendables 3, had Sylvester Stallone walking out of the set with more than just memories. The actor recalled how a fall ended so badly that he had to have metal put in his back. This isn’t the first time Sylvester Stallone hurt himself while filming. In the last Rocky movie, he ended up breaking two toes. Of course, the actor pushed through and delivered on what he promised.

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 Sylvester Stallone Got Severely Injured on The Expendables 3

Sylvester Stallone in The Expendables 3
Sylvester Stallone in The Expendables 3

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During a press conference in London, Sylvester Stallone was promoting the latest installment to The Expendables franchise, along with his co-stars. During the conversation, Stallone talked about the multiple injuries he received while filming Rocky and The Expendables. However, he added that the worst one yet was on the set of The Expendables 3 which had him walking around with a piece of metal in his back.

“I grade the quality of a film by the intensity of the injuries. When I shot Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, I never got hurt. Through Rambo and The Expendables, I break my neck and my spine and I dislocate both shoulders. In this one here, I end up really taking a fall on my back and I…had some metal put in there. So if you here any squeaking, it’s not my shoes but my back. But I’m getting better.”

Yikes! Things aren’t as effortless as they seem on the screen, are they? Stallone also recalled that in the first tape for the film, while he was running up to a helicopter, he ended up getting injured as well. Although, this time, he decided to keep that to himself as he did not want people to think he was getting older. Talk about dedication, right?

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Sylvester Stallone Taken Into Intensive Care

Dolph Lundgren and Sylvester Stallone in Rocky IV
Dolph Lundgren and Sylvester Stallone in Rocky IV

The Expendables wasn’t the only time Stallone was seriously injured on set. While filming a fight scene with Dolph Lundgren in Rocky IV, Stallone took such a hard blow in the chest that he had to be taken to a hospital and placed into intensive care.

In a behind-the-scenes documentary posted on Stallone’s YouTube channel, he described the ordeal stating,

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“He pulverized me. I didn’t feel it at the moment but later that night my heart started to swell. My blood pressure went up to 25- and they thought I was going to be talking to the angels…I am in intensive care surrounded my nuns. And then after that, I had to go back and finish the fight.”

The show must go on, right? If you plan on watching or re-watching Rocky IV, you must keep an eye out for the punch that sent Stallone to the hospital and they kept the scene in the film. “How could you take that out?” Stallone questioned.

You can rent/buy The Expendables 3 on Prime Video and Rocky IV is available to stream on Netflix.

Source: Mirror

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