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Orlando Bloom: 'Grateful' For His Paralyzing Fall

Orlando Bloom: 'Grateful' For His Paralyzing Fall

Orlando Bloom lets his pup out of the house before heading to the gym on Friday (September 23) in Los Angeles.

The 34-year-old British actor recently covered Men’s Health magazine.

During his interview with the mag, Orly opened up about a three story fall he took when he was 21 that left him paralyzed for four days. Orlando went through multiple surgeries and eighteen months of rehab to regain the strength in his back.

“I’m grateful for it,” Orlando said (via Us Weekly). “I’m always working on my back…It hasn’t prevented me from doing anything. But it’s a constant reminder.”

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23 Comments

# 1

why have I not heard of that? glad he better

# 2

Gorgeous??? Were is gorgeous

# 3

Why delete bad commen. It’s really lol he looks uglest men.

# 4

If you don’t like him just go away. And maybe look at yourself in the mirror before calling someone ugly.

# 5

Why delete bad comment for uglist bloom.

# 7
Just call me cute @ 09/24/2011 at 6:36 am

F*ke you orland.

# 8

Kinda surprised at so many hateful comments here. He should have quit and persued another career instead.

# 9

What are you guys talking about?
He looks great, and very fit. And not successful? Are you kidding me? Saying something like that just proves that you are biased. Hate him if you must, but you can’t deny his continued fame, or the success of his career.

He looks so young and handsome. =)
I can’t wait to see him back in tights as my favorite prince!
I wonder if he realy is going to be at the London premiere of 3M? If he is taking a break from The Hobbit, maybe it is for promotion in Europe and in the US. He is their ‘big’ name, after all.

But why hate on him at all? He has not wronged you in any way. You are as bad as those hater girls who obsess over their hatred of Miranda.

LOOOOOL It’s always hilarious to witness Delphi Psychos having a meltdown .

Were my comment? Go JJ TAKE NASTY IT IN YOUR HOME.

@@4&5: I did look, and he’s still fugly. Also, if you like him, just go away. Makes just about as much sense.

Ugly and fool as always

YEAH!
I mean, one or two people posting over and over should SURELY define a person’s career path.
I mean, it’s not like he has been in any successful movies, or anything.
oh wait……

It seems tha a lot of posts have been deleted.
The delphites must have gotten nasty pretty quick.

Hey number 16, if you think him being in Rings, Pirates and a few other films does not make him successful, then you better look up in Webster’s dictionary if you know how to read, what success means. Stupid comment

Uhm, I think that they were being sarcastic.
They were making fun of the idiotic comment from #8.

He’s grateful that he had the accident and the experience of being paralysed and thinking it might be permanent. The pain in his back is a constant reminder of the danger of being reckless and how lucky he is to be alive and healthy.

(From the interview in Men’s Health which I think is what they quoted from in US Weekly).

Actually I think he tells himself all this, but he hasn’t processed the experience properly and with a ruthless honesty. Ruthless honesty requires him to see that recklessness is a flaw in his personality that he struggles to deal with and hasn’t really managed to overcome. The best he can do to manage it is a lot of mountain-biking wearing protective clothing. There really isn’t much upside to his accident – he did something stupid that nearly killed him and he suffers chronic pain because of it – though it’s true that it helps him to stay fit and in shape because he needs to be, to minimise his back pain and to be able to do action films without injury.

He often says it was a “wake-up call” but actually he’s still compelled to take risks, so it should have been a wake-up call but wasn’t really, and he comes off as over-optimistic and unaware when he says that.

So is he supposed to just sit in a chair all day because walking can be dangerous? People fall and hurt themselves all of the time when walking, so he should avoid that at all costs?
He is an active, healthy man. Active healthy men often ride bikes, ski, surf, and do other potentionally dangerous activities. But everything has potential risks. Everything from walking, running, driving a car, etc. What he enjoys is very physical, yes, but not dangerous if he is smart. And he is a lot smarter now, than when he was 21 (aren’t we all?). He looks at these activities from a different perspective. What is different about him now is that he recognizes the risks, and takes precautions because he wants to stay safe, not just for himself, but for his wife and child. If he was reckless or didn’t care, he wouldn’t wear a helmet on his motorcycle. Or pad up in enough gear for two people while mountainbiking.
I think that he is exceptionally self aware. He knows his limits, and he knows how to stay safe, yet still enjoy life. And “over-optimistic”? We should all have such a ‘problem’.

Yes, being over-optimistic is a problem. Also known as foolhardiness. He has been foolhardy in the past and if he is drawn to physical danger (as he’s said he is) it’s VERY IMPORTANT that he’s not over-optimistic.

I only said he seems (to me) over-optimistic when he says certain things about his accident. It doesn’t mean he necessarily is. I hope not.

Aren’t we all foolhardy when we are young?
He’s a grown up now.
He knows how to stay safe, yet still enjoy his life.

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