Doctors told Tom Cruise he might never run again after he broke his ankle filming 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout,' but he was back on set sprinting 6 weeks later
- While on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Wednesday, Henry Cavill revealed that doctors told Tom Cruise he couldn't put pressure on his leg for six months after he broke his ankle on the set of "Mission: Impossible - Fallout."
- They also told him he might never run again.
- However, six weeks later, Cruise was back on set to finish filming the movie.
Any fan of Tom Cruise knows he loves running in his movies. So when doctors told Cruise that he might never run again after he broke his ankle on the set of "Mission: Impossible - Fallout," that probably didn't sit well with the actor.
Cruise's co-star in the movie, Henry Cavill, told Jimmy Kimmel on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Wednesday that doctors told Cruise he wouldn't be able to put pressure on his leg for six months after the injury, and that there was a chance he might never run again.
"When he broke his ankle on set - he actually broke his ankle on set doing a stunt - he was told immediately afterwards by doctors, 'You won't be able to use it or put weight on it properly until six months from now," Cavill said. "He said, 'Okay, that's not okay, that's not gonna work.' And they went, 'And you may never run again.' Six weeks later he was running again. Sprinting!"
Cruise suffered the injury last August while filming a scene in which he had to jump from one building to another. He's known for doing his own stunts in movies, including a scene in the last "Mission: Impossible" movie, "Rogue Nation," in which he hangs onto the outside of a plane as it takes off.
He's also known for running (a lot) in his movies, so much so that it's become a punchline. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes even recently compiled a list of movies in which Cruise runs most and least often, and determined that the movies in which he runs the most have better critic scores.
Despite the six-week delay, "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" is meeting it's original release date, and comes to theaters this weekend.
Watch the full "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" interview with Cavill below:
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