Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Jason Statham almost drowns on The Expendables 3

Action movies can be a thrill to watch and to make. This is something I learned during my brief stint on Billy Trigger last year. But they can also be dangerous, and today's incident on the set of The Expendables 3 is a reminder of that.

Reports are coming out of Europe that action star and all around tough guy Jason Statham nearly drowned while filming a sequence of the action threequel in Bulgaria. The scene required Statham's character to fall into some water. A stuntman was ready to do the gag but Statham, a former member of the British national dive team, wanted to do it himself.

Details are sketchy here, but Statham apparently didn't resurface after he hit the water and had to be fished out. He was taken to hospital, but returned to work later in the day. You really can't keep a bad ass down.

I'm sure I speak for everyone in The Basement when I say we're glad The Stath is A-OK.

The Expendables 3, which also stars Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford, hits theatres next August.

Source: Twitch
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