Although being a celebrity may seem like an endlessly glamorous existence, acting on a film set comes with a unique set of challenges and risks. Some actors perform many of their own stunts, while others are cast in physical roles that can lead to a variety of injuries. Fortunately, the results of most injuries can be overcome with timely medical attention, proper rest, and in many cases, a solid physical therapy treatment plan.
1. Jackie Chan Injured His Brain
By the very nature of what he does for a living, Jackie Chan is continually vulnerable to injury. He does his own stunts on the sets of his movies, so for this exceedingly popular action movie hero, getting hurt is just one aspect of doing business. When he was working on the set of “Armour of God,” he performed a particularly risky stunt that left him with a fractured skull. According to a Fox news Magazine article, he plunged inadvertently from a 25-foot height. The injury required brain surgery, and the actor now has a plug positioned in his skull permanently. [Read more…] about 5 Celebrities Who Were Injured On-Set