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I flew 33 feet in the air: Gerard Butler reflects on the time he almost died

Actor Gerard Butler has revealed he was close to losing his life after a car hit him while he was on his motorcycle.

hollywood Updated: Oct 21, 2017 14:38 IST
Press Trust of India
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Cast member Gerard Butler poses at the premiere for Geostorm in Los Angeles, California.(REUTERS)

Actor Gerard Butler has revealed he was close to losing his life after a car hit him while he was on his motorcycle.

During an appearance on The Talk, the Geostorm star said he was lucky to be alive.

“I’m lucky to be here. I went 33 feet through the air. I did a somersault,” the 47-year-old actor said. Butler said he remembers a bystander looking on at the accident and saying, “’Wow, you really are an action movie star.’”

Cast member Gerard Butler poses at the premiere for Geostorm in Los Angeles, California. (REUTERS)

The actor suffered “five fractures in my right foot alone, because I landed right on my knees, so I’ve done my knees in and my left foot. And this had been the busiest period of my career.”

He continued, “I was in bed for four days. I couldn’t get out of bed.”

Just a week after being taken to the hospital post his accident, Butler walked the red carpet in Hollywood for his new film.

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First Published: Oct 21, 2017 14:38 IST