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Gerard Butler Recovering After Surfing Incident

Gerard Butler Recovering After Surfing Incident

Gerard Butler is on the mend after a scary incident involving his latest movie, Of Men and Mavericks.

The 42-year-old Scottish stud was filming scenes for the movie version of surfer Jay Moriarty‘s life story when some strong waves began to come through the Northern California break.

According to ESPN, a large outside set of waves came through and caught the cast and crew off-guard.

“[Gerry] was held down for a solid two waves and took four or five more on the head before being washed through the rocks on the inside, where he was finally able to be plucked out,” eyewitnesses told ESPN.

Gerry was taken to the hospital just in case but is expected to make a full recovery. Glad everyone is okay, but what a scary experience!

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  • kel

    Wow….glad he’s ok.

  • Cnoc Mhor

    That was a very close call:(…glad that everyone involved in the incident is doing okay!

  • clover

    Thanks God he’s OK.

  • Bella

    Bet he has a good story to tell. Glad he’ll be around to tell it! Merry Christmas!

  • chara

    Glad he is OK. Be careful next time Ger.

  • dargabriel

    Dear JJ, Gerard saw this coming. Greed stands in the way of what’s real, Gabriel does not tolerate this standing, remember, Gabriel is judgement and is very capable of making things happen in the most powerful way imaginable. Let’s just say, Gerard needs to pay close attention to his Gabriel, the spiritual father, he’s doing things he’s not supposed to be and lacking things he’s supposed to be doing. One can only hope GB stops pussy footing around and truely gets his act together, things are catching up, the earth clock is running, someone should be by his side @ this point, but he choses to go against this,wrongdoings. Double the power makes for 10 times the soul protection, but to all of you caring doding hardcore butler fans, butler is protected at all times and I don’t mean by physical monkeys, that’s just for show, its the invisible that’s. At his side @ all times, but again as I’ve said way in the past, Gerard is having the wind knocked out of his sails, follow the spiritual path Mr.Butler, don’t run away. To Mr. Butler, stay focused, don’t fall weak to your hollywood hype, remember this is only a job, nothing more or less. You felt the need to gain your popularity via being publicized, however you are so powerful without this material lifestyle, but I suppose you have to fullfill this ln this lifetime, be very careful of the power you transfer, universal power from a higher spirtual being can be very trying @ times, I would know this from OG, he is a Nephalim, very powerful and fearless, remember everything happens for a reason, I know he’s very much fine to all of you worried about him. He is one of a kind and knows his power and his other half’s, they’re 2 half’s of a whole equal parts, the divine couple, of Gabriel,God, and their christself. I love you Butler, You see God/Goddess love, keep watching behind the scenes, the trickster in disguise, your otherhalf is showing true love through others. Hi Cholita and much love and light to you/your Arch Michael, all my warm wishes and faith to you and all of you. Please don’t think I’m this harsh being, I’m only real, positive/negative, universal law through and through, God is Love and Rath, this is the real. Take care. Love,dargabriel

  • Me2

    Wow…. haven’t been around a while… so hello to all they JJ’ers !!…Being held under and thrown around by waves is pretty scary . I’m glad Gerry is ok. Just incase I don’t come back 4 a while … MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!… enjoy your holidays :)

  • Manny

    *tiptoeing in*
    .
    Shhhhhhh. GFW is ranting on the old thread. If we’re really quiet she won’t find us. :)

  • hollywoodpinata

    @dargabriel: 1st off @darGabriel please tell me you dont own any guns. 2nd: contrary to belief,drinking paint thinner straight out of the bottle IS bad for you. 3rd:please tell me where you work, so I can get a job there and have time to write a novel when posting…oh…and your unicorn that is parked outside just got a ticket.www.hollywoodpinata.cpm

  • cubedweller

    Greetings all you JJrs! I’m glad the big guy (not Santa …. Butler) is truly ok after his scary roller-coaster ride to the briny depths. I’d miss him greatly, so I hope he takes it a little easier. After all, he’s not a kid any more :D
    Be well, Butler.

    And Happiest of Holidays to all you peeps – wishing you all a lovely time.

  • K

    @dargabriel:

    ” I would know this from OG”. Is that your original gangster philosopher?

    @Manny : You slay me.

  • Truth

    Glad to hear that Butler is okay. Prayerfully, no more close calls.

  • http://gerard-butler-recovering-after-surfing-incidentcomment-page-1 CHOLITA

    YOU ALL, good morning, which in fact Mr. BUTLER IS NOT GOOD, is very selfish, only thinks of his GLORY, abuse of power, led his followers to sadness, NOT PUT TO THINK IN THOSE people who support him and I sincerely wish, hE JUST THINK IN HOLLYWOOD, BUT DO NOT KNOW wHAT THAT PLACE only bring frustration and sadness, KNOW YOUR SOUL MATE ALL, NOT AGREE aT ALL ………. …….. Sra.Dargabriel that you felt. was coming, just wait for the moment, if the guardian Garbriel must be sad, negative polarity Sr.Butler is moving, is being damaged, is damaging to others, must find its balance ……… ………………………… I am really sad about what caused others ……. my guardian MIKAEL this sorry for the misuse of the gifts of God ……….. NOT AFRAID oF YOUR DESTINY, just let it flow …………. ……… I am also a very old soul,…………. we are waking up slowly, remembering who we are, looking for answers, changing times ahead, brothers force ………….. .. God is within us .. bye ….

  • i heart

    Glad you’re okay, Gerry! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
    Rest up over the holidays, okay. :)

    Merry Christmas JJ ers of old and those that are new!

  • Manny

    @K:
    .
    OG = Opera Ghost or Outtamy Gourd… I haven’t decided which one she is using…

  • Manny

    @Truth:
    .
    You are a fricking party poop… I’m sure GFW will be following your bread crumbs here in 5… 4… 3… 2… 1…

  • WOW

    @niknoks:
    “Real surfers don’t often survive such experiences”
    -
    Yes they do, you should watch big wave competitions, you will see surfers wipeout, take bigger hits from bigger waves and carry on competing after a quick medical check. Yes ‘real’ surfers die after being held down but generally they are in much worse situations than GB.
    _________
    LOL! There are people that survive all kinds of bad situations, such as being buried alive for 17 days after an earthquake. So I’m sure some surfers survive a “two wave hold down.” BTW, these are not my words. Did you read the article posted by “from WO”? Interesting article written by surfers. Here it is again for you:

    http://surfimages.com/blog/2011/12/20/gerard-butler-almost-drowns-at-mavericks/

    ” A two wave hold down in the surfing world is considered one of the worst scenarios a surfer could find himself in…… It is very hard to believe that Gerard did actually have a two wave hold down and not drown as most professional surfers could rarely survive this type of scenario yet alone an armature”
    .
    Some words of advice for you, you should first read the comments and articles posted, before you look for an excuse “to tell me off”. It makes you sound petty. Are you still soooooo angry I don’t share your ridiculous ideology? Of course, you are. You can’t believe there are people out there that actually think for themselves and look for the truth. You follow your stup!d government propaganda because you don’t know how to think. LOL! And everything you don’t like sounds to you like Sarah Palin. You need to come up with another reason why you’re so shaken and stirred by other ideas. You’re a one-trick pony and you’re getting boring.
    ____________________________________________
    “Each one of these waves could be described as a small Tsunami. ”
    -
    No, they couldn’t. Tsunamis and waves are two completely different things.
    ____
    LOL! Here we go again. Yes, they are 2 different things because tsunamis usually follow earthquakes, BUT, tsunamis produce waves and that’s why some mammoth waves could be describes as tsunami waves. Waves are waves; it’s irrelevant in which process they were produced – an earthquake or other means.

  • WOW

    @Manny:
    “I was totally and completely offended by the use of the word tsunami being used. To that poster, go look at the devastation of a tsunami “
    .
    No need to be overly offended. If you get offended so easily by such a simple statement, I wonder what happens to you when someone really insults you.
    .
    In addition, if you ever watch Nat Geo, Discovery channel, or TLC they produce many shows on nature, including tsunamis, and I have watched many of them. In fact, just recently there was a show on Nat Geo about the tsunami phenomenon and how a smaller tsunami could be formed in a river. It doesn’t always have to cause massive devastation. That’s where I got the phrase a “small tsunami”. So, really, you don’t need to become over dramatic and over reacting, using statements such as, “I was totally and completely offended by the use of the word tsunami being used.” Please relax.

  • Manny

    @WOW:
    .
    Oh so I’m overreacting but you aren’t with a long diatribe posted on two threads to admonish niknoks… got it. *snort*

  • GerrysVeryFascinatingWoman

    @dargabriel:
    “Gerard saw this coming.”
    -
    STOP your foolishness! Seriously. This had nothing to do with greed. Butler wasn’t doing anything crazy. They got caught in an unpredictable set of waves.
    -
    Taking the waves to the head had to be very scary as hell. Bless his heart he used his listening skills trusting in himself and going with the commotions and did not panic!
    -
    He lost his ‘leash’ and was separated from his board, but the crew were there for him. “plucked out” that’s adorable.
    -
    Just hope as time passes he listens to his body and reports anything that’s amiss.
    -
    @Manny:
    Is there something wrong with that? I should not be here? Says who? The board bully, you? Fact. I haven’t been here for years like you! At least I’m interesting, no, fascinating! And boy is this ever being discussed at my blog with my very special reader(s). It is.
    -
    You guys should be grateful a new thread was created, all things considered. Frankly, I was beginning to wonder! Hope this one people can leave their shriveled dried up body-parts and private intimate sessions (and laundry mishaps) out of general conversation? (fingers crossed)
    ~K

  • GerrysVeryFascinatingWoman

    @Cnoc Mhor:
    It WAS a close call because had no one been there after being held down under the water with on-coming waves it could have gone terribly wrong… so the mocking by a poster creating a stupid ‘story’ at the last thread was despicable and so low rent. But of course she’ll be here faster than you can say… flippin’ burgers is fun if you’re grillin’ outside!
    ~K
    crazy glad Gerry had hamburgers!

  • WOW

    @Manny:
    Actually….I’m not using any “long diatribes” against you. I was actually trying to be respectful to you, just pointing out that you don’t need to use such strong statements because there are worse things that could be said and we have to put everything into the right context.

  • dargabriel

    @CHOLITA: Dearest Cholita, there has been a lot of misuse of power cast upon people whom are very precious. me being very positive and loving is trying to see the light in all this with no fear, however things are still very much not balanced, I see it,feel it,hear it,taste it. Please send forth some light power to yours truely Mr. Butler. As for the other negative monkeys on this website, any act of negativity on others will surely be answered for, you know this to be true, we who have our wings watch and see what others do not even fathom. I love you Cholita with my true heart and have wonderful, beautiful family,friends,strangers and animals, among natures many beautiful wonders shining the most beautiful light in my rhelm as well as yours, as I say yours,mine, and ours. Here’s to a beautiful adventure and shopping with my beautiful children, take great care, all my love. Dargabriel

  • damage control

    Saw this on ESPN site….. interesting story about the incident by someone who was there.

    http://espn.go.com/action/surfing/story/_/id/7368710/gerard-butler-survives-two-wave-hold-mavericks

  • Update

    Gerry is an actor and he always strives for it to look and feel real. I am sure he doesn’t intentionally put himself in harms way. That is why there are always experts around him to protect and keep hi m safe. This was an unexpected event but there were those there to watch over him and the others to keep them safe. I am so thankful they were successful. I do pray for him everyday for his safety and this past Sunday was no different. He was protected.

  • Cnoc Mhor

    Well the “pop culture” commentator on the US cable tv channel msnbc just ripped GB for attempting to do the stunt(s) at Mavericks. She mentioned Tom Cruise and the trend that actors have been on doing their own extremely dangerous stunts and how reckless that is. I hope that if there is anymore footage needed at Mavericks that Butler’s stunt double does it or they use special effects for whatever is needed…

  • GerrysVeryFascinatingWoman

    @Update:
    He was protected. By them, and by the Holy Spirit. I know stuff. ;o) And I’m not joking. This could have turned bad, really bad. How long was he underwater? He went under in a flash. One report has him dragged over rocks. Imagine that?
    ~K
    who thinks this Christmas will be different for him… no way it can’t be… he’s a spiritual guy… this had to speak to him in words unspoken… his mission is not over

  • GerrysVeryFascinatingWoman

    @Cnoc Mhor:
    I don’t know how anyone (with a heart) can ‘rip’ someone for doing their own stunts, they agreed to, surrounded by professionals when all he was supposed to do was paddle out?? It was the ocean that turned on him. That’s mean, rude, but meant to create drama and get hits and viewers, nothing else, nothing more. Conflict. That’s all, oh, and press for the movie whether they know it or not!!!
    ~K
    who loves that photo where his are the color of the sand and the sea!!

  • Update

    @GerrysVeryFascinatingWoman:
    I agree….I know stuff too…lol….he has more to do here and he is not going until the work is done. He is a special guy and is a spiritual being and he does touch many souls….he touches mine.

  • Manny

    @GerrysVeryFascinatingWoman:
    .
    No you haven’t been here for years CONTINOUSLY. You get booted out and go site to site until peeps tolerate your idiocy. We are just the lucky current recipients.
    .
    As for bullies… I have never told anyone to f*ck off like you did last thread. So unless you are looking in a mirror when talking about board bullies, your name-calling means nothing…
    .
    @WOW:
    .
    We’re cool. I do feel strongly about the comparison and expressed it. You have shared your side. I vote we move on. :)

  • redOctober

    “The amount of time researching and listening to us…he put that to use, and it helped him through more than his surf experience,”

    http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/mavericks-near-disaster_64047/

  • K

    @Manny:

    Those are even better. I am in a laughing mood today & your posts are really keeping the giggles going.

  • Manny

    @Update:
    .
    Oh God another “I know stuff” on the thread. Lord help us. *shaking head*

  • Manny

    @K:
    .
    Glad I could accommodate. :)))

  • GerrysVeryFascinatingWoman

    @Update:
    That’s right, and don’t you or “WOW” stop spreading the word. He’s a gem, a diamond in the rough, but a priceless gem.
    -
    He’s found his “purpose” said so recently in a MGP interview. Now, to serve it.
    ~K
    who hopes they find a way to complete this film without him tempting fate again… and I’m as serious as cancer when I say this… use his own videos or those of TMZ or whomever filmed him this summer, his hot self him.

  • Manny

    You know it is all Truth’s fault that we have “you know who” spamming. Someone round up a lump of coal for Truth. :)

  • Truth

    @Manny:

    Ahhhh Haaaaa Ha too funny. She would have found out regardless even if I hadn’t mentioned the new thread.

  • WOW

    @Manny:
    No problem at all.
    I disagree about the comparison but I respect how you feel.

  • GerrysVeryFascinatingWoman

    “I have never told anyone to f*ck off like you did last thread.”
    -
    Maybe not used the same words but you do your own name calling for certain. In many ways you’re worse. You use the passive/aggressive approach. But you’re so lonely and desperate for people to engage you in some sort of conversation, bad or good like a abused child. Sad.
    ~K
    who thinks Oldman might win over Fassbender for Best Actor after seeing Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy and I know who the mole is ;o) and the part of Sherlock Holmes should have gone to Mark Strong but thinks the slow-mo thing is cool even if robbed from Guy Ritchie… that Tomboy was a French masterpiece and A Dangerous Method shows why I side with Carl than with Sigmund and can’t remember the last time I saw movie about sex that had very little in it but was filled with it just the same… and that Michael was sublime as Carl but Viggo even more so as Sigmund

  • redOctober
  • K

    Manny I like how you don’t take this place too seriously. Lighten up folks. I’ve actually gotten worked up a time or two on here and look back now & think “good lord, what was I thinking!”. Glad GB’s ok, but relax people. Its just a gossip forum. Go read, take a nice walk, paint, something!

  • Sophie

    OMG, I’m friggin shocked here. Not because of the accident but because I saw the new pics of Gerry on gettyimages.com! WTF?? Judging by the way his face looks now, he has gained a LOT of weight very quickly! It wasn’t that long ago that I was shocked because he was so dam* skinny that it looked like he was dying of cancer! What a sudden, sudden change. Can’t be healthy. He looks all puffy and weird :( Is the weight gain for a new movie or something???

  • Manny

    @GerrysVeryFascinatingWoman:
    .
    *rolling eyes*
    .
    I’m not the one spamming a gossip site while at work. I’m not the one telling other posters for f*ck off. I’m not the one that is divorced and lives alone. I’m not the one scolding anyone for fantasizing while I write Gerry p*rn… That, my dear lonely heart, is all you. :)
    .
    @Truth:
    .
    You’re a good sport. I know she would find it, just hoping for a little peace for a while. We’re good.
    .
    @WOW:
    .
    Cheers!
    .
    @K:
    .
    How can you take it seriously? dargabriel, cholita and GFW make as much sense as vinegar over a bowl of chocolate mint ice cream. Revolting to the senses. :))))

  • Sophie
  • bystander

    @Sophie: glad someone else put my thoughts to paper. I wondered if he’s tried a facial roller go lessen hid sometimes deep wrinkles. I’m sure l’oreal isn’t that effective! Probably just the reportedly increasing burger bar visits. This man only had extremes of diet.

  • bystander

    Argh diabolical smart phone typing, sorry.

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    @redOctober:
    thanks Red for the links.

  • Autumn

    Happy Holidays JJers! Just got home from out of the country and see this news. Glad that Mr. B is doing well – surfers friends have told me those rolls are like being inside a washing machine getting turned over again and again. You get confused not knowing up from down – it’s scary. That 100 Yard Stare – I’ve seen those – it can be a bit disconcerting.

    Hope everyone is well and enjoying this holiday season. It’s nice to be home for the holidays for a change. Stay happy all!

    Autumn

  • Hollywood Gossiper

    @Cnoc Mhor: But here is the hypocrisy the same people who say Tom Cruise and Gerry shouldn’t be doing the stunts or go as far as they do will be the first to criticize the movie if the use of the stunt double isn’t seamless………the audience as well drives the need to up the ante with all action films. Mission Impossible is a successful franchise because Crazy Cruise is doing cooler and cooler stunts. The actors who are willing to go the extra mile I think are darlings of the directors as well.

    http://www.best-horror-movies.com/image-files/psycho-beach-party-surfing-the-wave.jpg

  • angelsrock

    @Autumn:

    Welcome home, Autumn! Yes, poor Gerry just experienced what it must feel like to be in a washing machine!!

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