Thursday, January 07, 2010

Stallone not Expendable

It was shockingly revealed yesterday that 63 year old muscle-bound actor Sylvester Stallone, both the star and director of The Expendables, slated to be the top action movie of 2010, broke his neck while shooting an intense fight scene.

Sly said a fight scene with wrestling star Stone Cold Steve Austin became so "vicious" that he needed surgery for an injury he incurred. "I haven't told anyone this, but I had to have a very serious operation." The star said he had to have a metal plate inserted into his neck. "Man, it was seven guys, kicking each other's ass, one guy tougher than the next," he said. "No joke, our stunt guys were begging for mercy."

It wouldn't be the first serious movie related injury for Stallone. During the filming of Rocky IV, Dolph Lundgren punched Stallone's rib cage into his chest, compressing his heart.

The Expendables is slated for an August release.

Source: BBC News / Barry Kelleher

1 comment:

Constance said...

Barry's a bit late with the news, isn't he? I read this on the National Enquirer site ages ago... and they had loads more exclamation points and flashing animation!!!!