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Hugh Jackman Injured During “Oprah” Taping

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Actor Hugh Jackman suffered a minor injury during the taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show. The actor was injured while trying to make a more dramatic entrance to the taping of the Oprah Winfrey’s talk show at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday.

The 42-year-old Australian actor flew on a zip-line cable from the top sail of the famous landmark all the way down to the stage. He hit the brakes a little too late, flipped into a lighting rig where he injured his right eyes.

After the injury, the talk show queen asked for a break in filming as paramedics came to the stage to help the actor. The injury wasn’t serious and he was able to keep going with his appearance on the talk show as planned.

Winfrey, 56, told the actor that is injury was going to swell.

Jackman said:

"That was so much fun until the end. Bono was meant to do this, but they couldn't afford the insurance."

Jackman pointed out that it wasn’t the stunt team’s fault since the run they did earlier was a successful one. He said he was actually distracted by the 6,000 people in the audience.

Jackman said:

"I came down waving to everyone, looking over Sydney Harbor, saw my dad, the kids and you, went to pull the brake and then boing. Totally my bad."

Winfrey told the audience:

"God he hit that hard. Ooooh, we're gonna see that on the news. Over and over and over again. 'Hugh injured today. Zip lining on Oprah.'"