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Hugh Jackman hit in the groin by cricket's Shane Warne [Video]

December 27, 2010 |  1:05 pm

Hugh Jackman's pain continues to be a source of amusement for Australian broadcasters -- the actor took a cricket ball to the guy parts Sunday, courtesy of retired cricket legend Shane Warne, while filming a bit for TV during the Ashes Test cricket series in Melbourne.

Hugh Jackman and Shane Warner "Don't rub 'em, count 'em," Warne taunted as Jackman recovered.

Fortunately, the actor was wearing protection -- in the form of a cup. (Warne has been linked to model and actress Elizabeth Hurley, the Hugh Grant ex who recently separated from Arun Nayar, her husband of three years.)

"Everybody thinks it's funny except you," a broadcaster said of the hit, pointing out the painfully obvious.

Jackman earned a black eye in Sydney two weeks ago when he hit the brakes too late during a zip-line stunt on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and crashed into rigging for the stage lights.

"That's how much we love Oprah," TV reporter Dave Hughes said at the time. "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

Photo: Shane Warne, left, and Hugh Jackman are all good after playing cricket in the nets during day one of the Fourth Test match between Australia and England at Australia's Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Credit: Scott Barbour / Getty Images