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Video: Hugh Jackman hurt in a crash landing on 'Oprah'

December 14, 2010 | 10:14 am


Hugh Jackman was slightly injured Tuesday when he hit the brakes too late during a stunt on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in Australia.

"That was so much fun, until the end," Jackman said of his trip to the outdoor stage on a zip line from the top of the Sydney Opera House.

"I came down waving to everyone, looking over Sydney Harbour, saw my dad, the kids and you, went to pull the brake and then, boing," the Wolverine actor told Winfrey. After banging into the rigging for the lights, he recovered sufficiently — a glass of red wine and a bandage under his eye seemed to do the trick — to sit down and teach the visiting talk show host how to eat Vegemite.

According to a news report, a calm Jackman "asked for a tissue" while he was dangling 20 feet in the air, waiting for help to come. Check out the refreshing Aussie coverage of the accident from "The 7 p.m. Project" in the video above.

"That's how much we love Oprah," reporter Dave Hughes said. "We'll take our most talented and handsome man and we'll chuck him off the Opera House, 'cause we love her that much."


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— Christie D'Zurilla

Reuters contributed to this report.