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Gerard Butler: Surfing Accident Was A 'Close Call'

Gerard Butler: Surfing Accident Was A 'Close Call'

Gerard Butler ducks out of The Box nightclub on Friday (January 6) in London, England.

The night before, the 42-year-old Scottish actor attended a special screening of his new movie Coriolanus.

Gerard also recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show where he talked about his scary surfing accident while filming his other movie, Of Men and Mavericks, in Northern California.

“[The waves] just took me in, and I couldn’t get up. It was pretty hairy. It was maybe of of the few times that reports were not exaggerated. It was a pretty close call,” he shared.

“I was actually in the ambulance and wanted to go back, which was a little crazy. But [surfing is] pretty addictive,” Gerry added.

FYI: Gerard is wearing Joe’s Classic Fit with Rogue‘s leather biker jacket.

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  • http://gerard-butler-surfing-accident-was-a-close-callcomment-page-11 CHOLITA
  • http://gerard-butler-surfing-accident-was-a-close-callcomment-page-11 CHOLITA

    JA.JA.JA,JA……POR DIOS SANTO……todo este tiempo me he demorado para sacar este video….. he sudado la gota gorda………no hay duda que mis conocimientos acerca de esta tecnologia son de la epoca de la carreta……..oh nooOOooo.que verguenza…..hasta mi hermana menor Claudia ,tuvo que ayudarme……ella me dice ,que como me puedo comunicar por internet si no se como usarla………es una buena pregunta ……..yo tampoco lo se…..ji.ji.ji………disculpeme Sra. Dargabriel por demorar tanto espero que le guste …..CHOLITA eres terrible………..oh si……..

  • dargabriel

    @CHOLITA: this is so funny for some reason, its not coming up, well now you have me curious,lol. I think youtube is supposed to be together, I’m not sure, but I’m on my drroid, which also is my computer. If you want you can try again, third time is a charm. I’m not very computer litterate meself, but I try. Thank you for thinking of me, I’ve been thinking about you very much. I very much hope Gerard is doing good, I do feel some karma still filtering, going with the flow is best. My best universal white light to you. Oops I’m draining energies again, I wish I could learn to balance that,lol. Love,dargabriel aka archeia hope.

  • niknoks

    I need sleep!

  • redO

    He looks old and tired. His star rating is down about 15 notches since his last FIVE films were all cinematic FLOPS. Coriolanus…direct to DVD anyone??? What an old loser. A old SLOBBERING loser. Get a speech therapist instead of yoga and fitness trainers.

  • Goga the Ex Bedmate

    @dargabriel:
    English would work, numbskull.

  • ..

    @???:
    Um.. troll? I doubt that’s the real poster. Just like “redO”. JMHO.

  • Intrusive

    @Hags Central:

    Is that you Moira?

  • Sweet

    @niknoks:
    Yeah, you need to shut up as well.. Niki the licky

  • Oh dear 1

     I wonder how he’d look if he let his hair go grey. Interesting. He might look really good with a badger grey crop.

  • niknoks

    Well I’ve either been posting in my sleep or post #254 is nothing to do with me, since I was tucked up in bed at 5am this morning, when this was posted, (with a witness) I’m going to go with the latter, you think they could have thought of something more imaginative to say.
    -
    Somebody imitated me last night, JDV the night before, who’s next? ;-p

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    He needs to do something, get seen again! Those photos are (somewhat) depressing!
    ~K
    who is not bought with cash but backs them fully feeling what she did was rude and so Jerry Springer (as in low rent)

  • http://gerard-butler-surfing-accident-was-a-close-callcomment-page-11 CHOLITA
  • Can’tGetEnough

    Good Morning JJer’s! Here ya go! Some photos of GB from the Celtic game in Peterhead on January 8th!
    Enjoy!

    http://gbutler.ru/photos/after-the-match/#more-24992

  • http://gerard-butler-surfing-accident-was-a-close-callcomment-page-11 CHOLITA

    que buenos musicos ,excelente……http://youtu.be/BK0GCZ85iD4…..aqui hay otro video ,,,,,,la sensacion de la musica es vida…..pura sensualidad…..wow…….http://youtu.be/n42k-no0_6M

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    @Can’tGetEnough:
    Thanks, I needed that!
    ~K
    who is not going to think anything naughty about the city name… promise ;o) who wonders why anyone would come on an English speaking board and post in a foreign language? :o|

  • http://gerard-butler-surfing-accident-was-a-close-callcomment-page-11 CHOLITA

    el primer video es EL MAREO del grupo Bajo fondo y el siguente video es EL PERFUME del mismo grupo…..que gracioso debo entrenarme mejor en bajar los videos………les deseo a todos un buen dia……vida es energia y la musica me da esa sensacion,vibro con ella……si…….feliz dia Sr,BUTLER…….feliz dia Sra.DARGABRIEL……. adios.

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    @CHOLITA:
    Por favor, poste em Inglês. Quem é seu público se você não? Ou é apenas Dargabriel?
    -
    Por favor escribe en Inglés. ¿Quién es su público si no? ¿O es sólo Dargabriel?
    ~K

  • http://gerard-butler-surfing-accident-was-a-close-callcomment-page-11 CHOLITA

    …………… mmm……..pure adrenaline y curiosidad……. baby……bye….bye….

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    @Hags Central:
    From the looks of it, you assign her too much power. And you back her a tad too much. And you’re “poor Moira” was too funny for words. Everyone wants to default that we are jealous, or some are –as I sure as hell am not as when he was close enough to see didn’t, just feel this is more about her than him.
    -
    And just why would he steal her joy by telling her what he really feels? It makes her happy. Men like women who are happy. She appears to be able to afford it, and is happy. That’s a great combo! See, not jealous. More power to her. I have a reader who knows her. While I think it a tad rude interrupting the show, on more than one occasion, she obviously felt entitled to do so. I find that behavior appalling.
    ~K
    who has some PMs from her that would make your hair stand on end…in other words… the real her… eek… who thinks they may go “missing” right about… now

  • angelsrock

    @niknoks:

    Must be a nasty polergiest roaming around here at night!!
    Hi Nik!! We must call up an exorcism!!! Be Gone Demons!!!!

  • angelsrock

    @Can’tGetEnough:

    Thanks, CGE!! He looks so much better than pics of him coming out of that nightclub. He loves his Celtic and obviously other Celtic fans too!!!

  • Manny

    Apparently the big galoot is still basking in the air of his Homeland…
    .
    typiCallum 7:49am via web
    just saw Gerard Butler walking past uni as I wait for my next class, pretty cool
    .
    She is attending Glasglow University.
    .
    .
    Why oh why is anyone still fighting with Hags or GFW??? Seems the rubbish quota here is especially high the last two days. Sheeeeesh…
    .
    Have a great day those who want to just have a nice day. ♥

  • Manny

    Found this nice piccie of Gerry’s uni… now you can all picture him striding by… :)
    .
    http://ourscotland.ning.com/photo/glasgow-university-from
    .
    @Intrusive:
    .
    ITAWY…

  • Manny

    Another nice piccie of the uni… http://ourscotland.ning.com/photo/glasgow-art-gallery-and
    .
    Hard to not fall in love with Scotland isn’t it???

  • Manny

    Laughing how bringing information on Gerry and where he is gets negged… I guess fighting is on the docket for the day.
    .
    Have at it… :)

  • haha

    @Manny:
    “I guess fighting is on the docket for the day.”
    .
    Do you see why this place needs GFW and Hags? This is the only language this board understands.

  • angelsrock

    @Manny:

    Gorgeous pics. I was in Scotland for a very short 3 days a few years ago. I want to go back so badly. We toured Edinburgh mostly and visited Sterling and some small towns on the coast. We had unusually bright clear weather the entire time. Gorgeous. I’m so glad to see Gerry spending a lot of time at home!!

  • curious cat

    @niknoks:

    Well, Niki, I wondered about your comment about needing sleep, but assumed it was you and that it was a reference to the direction this thread went in with Hags Central taking center stage. Ah well, people have now and then posted under my moniker too. What can you do?

    I mean, Hags Central had such a NEW and ORIGINAL theory, that all who post on this board are old hags jealous because we can’t have Mr. B. Wow! WOW! :) When the thread deteriorates to this kind of level, it’s over, Red Rover. Not even worth replying. I signed off last time but came back in a rash, betterspent moment in some forlorn hope that a resurgence of intelligence might happen.

    I complained to someone recently about how MGP was announced and then canceled at my local theater. Any news would be welcome, even if it’s about to go to DVD. One person I said this to said, “Oh, I heard it was a terrible movie.” Officially, I was told at the theater that this was an “arthouse movie.” But they had announced it.

    I give people credit for trying to do a film about something serious and important. If it flopped because it was done badly, I’d like to see that for myself. The local theaters where I live have a line-up of adolsecent schlock. I didn’t much like cartoons when I was a kid. I don’t care to see them now.

    There is one local theater that runs regular films of operas from the Met, art films and films from countries like Afghanistan. Why is MGP so blackballed?

    I’m betting we won’t see Coriolanus either. BUT, The Tempest is going to be shown again after a very brief run here. Is there hope?

    btw I have no quarrel with Moira shouting out at the Graham show. It’s a talk show and not highbrow, obviously. Nothing discourteous took place, unlike on this thread.

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    @haha:
    I’m not fighting with anyone. I’ve an opinion about one of his more “popular” fans is all that disagrees with hers. I’ve a right to state as much. I wasn’t here last night. Not involved in any “fighting”!
    -
    Sorry my posts for the past few days have been so boring!
    ~K

  • God Bless yoou all!

    “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3

  • Manny

    @haha:
    .
    Not sure of your meaning, but neither of them have brought any news just slagging up the thread with all their lofty opinions and then debating for days why they are right. But if that entertains folks, whatever.
    .
    Been reading over at IMDb, as this place has been rather lacking as of late, which I haven’t done in years. Nice crowd. Seems the old guard is either different or left. Laughed at a thread someone posted asking if they were as bad as people say they are. Apparently they are much bigger fans of Moira than GFW. :)
    .
    It seems that Twitter as some opinions on Moira…
    .
    Leegend90 10:29am via Twitter for iPhone
    This woman who knows more about Gerard Butler than he does. Very creepy…
    .
    Well off to do another batch of laundry…

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    Golden Globes are this Sunday. I’m a huge movie fan so I’ll be watching. Wonder if Gerry, who apparently is back in Scotland (thank you Manny), will pry himself away back to GlitterLand? It wouldn’t upset me if he didn’t. I’m growing fond of the idea he’s still there, on The Island. The longer the better for me.
    -
    And by looking at the photos, (again, thank you Manny) it looks like such a spiritual adventure. The place calls to the wild in us. To get outdoors and do something, be it walking, biking, hiking or driving about playing ‘tourist’ in our own country (or area).
    -
    As someone luck to live in such a vibrant and beautiful area, the green space still here is terrific too. Good on him!! It’s all good.
    ~K

  • niknoks

    @curious cat:
    -
    There are some people who are here just to cause trouble, insult people and nothing else. ‘@niknoks’ was one of them, I noticed you responded to her, she has been trying to bait me for ages now, under lots of different monikers, across multiple threads, saying stuff about my brother or my politics. HeII, the other day I went from a ‘fIaming Iib’ to a ‘communist’ to a ‘bin Iaden supporter’ in the space of a few posts, the more I ignore her the more hystericaI her posts become but I refuse to engage with that kind of nonsense. She’s taken to staIking my twitter account as she’s mentioned things I’ve never said here but that she could only have got from my twitter account, what can you do but ignore it?
    -
    @Manny:

    I noticed Moira got a few mentions on Twitter when the show was being broadcast, non GB fans who were just watching the show, commented on the whole thing just being a little uncomfortable or creepy, which kind of shoots the whole jealousy theory to sh*t.

  • niknoks

    @GerrysFascinatingWoman:

    Isn’t he supposed to be doing Jay Leno’s show on 12th? So I can only assume he is leaving this fair isle today or tomorrow….

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    @niknoks:
    Yeah! See, I’m such a lousy “fan”. The worst actually. I don’t visit the set when I could have during LAC, when he was close enough for a day-trip, or know by photo what state he’s in! LOL
    -
    Could be soon he’s leaving. [checks Universe for vibes] LOL A mania overcomes him (I think) on travel day and those leading up to an appearance. Must get back to the task of being “Gerry Butler”. Then the appearance, the high of it talking again about his great role in Coriolanus, the what seems like a crash and burn soon after.
    -
    Glad to have a new photo though. I like to keep my lug photo on my desktop current. I will admit I skipped the walking dead one. Wouldn’t want to scare anyone here at work! Shhh, tell no one. Feel the next time we see him he’ll be all refreshed, relaxed (as much as possible), wearing something gray or olive! LOL
    ~K
    who hopes Jay is a bit more respectful this go-around!! (squinting)

  • Can’tGetEnough

    Article written by Abigail Spencer and great photo of her and GB:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/abigail-spencer/post_2776_b_1170281.html

  • dargabriel

    Wishing all of you on JJ a gorgeous day and night. Best of luck to Butler in his trance. Between spiritual/material. Its a tough balance, however its very workable, this is what you bought into this lifetime, through all your hard work in India, studying with a Rabbi in Israel. GB you know so much and I wonder why? Only you can answer this why question. My babies, my family, if you read this, or should I say you already know, but please return these beautiful gifts. To all of you on here, this really isn’t for you to understand, although there is 1 person, Cholita. The universe can be a very beautiful and vicious place, but understood, when you’ve been geared up for this play,being set and you see the work behind the scenes, it can be trying,sad bitter/sweet, protected,loved to the ends of the earth, light/dark,greatness/madness. It comes down to this, light/dark, tread carefully, remember boundries, even if your powers are justifed by GOD, try real hard not to be arrogant, the jester you are is un nerving @ times, please tone it down. Always think 10 steps ahead, try not to repeat yourself, I don’t like having to do anything twice, becoming more aware of angels and devils, I see through hearts, I see pain,sadness,anger, but I see more goodness around and more to come. Please drive safely to all of you and stay well, take good care. Love dargabriel

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    @niknoks:
    Yeah! See, I’m such a lousy “fan”. The worst actually. I don’t visit the set when I could have during LAC, when he was close enough for a day-trip, or know by photo what state he’s in! LOL
    -
    Could be soon he’s leaving. [checks Universe for vibes] LOL A mania overcomes him (I think) on travel day and those leading up to an appearance. Must get back to the task of being “Gerry Butler”. Then the appearance, the high of it talking again about his great role in Coriolanus, the what seems like a crash and burn soon after.
    -
    Glad to have a new photo though. I like to keep my lug photo on my desktop current. I will admit I skipped the walking dead one. Wouldn’t want to scare anyone here at work! Shhh, tell no one. Feel the next time we see him he’ll be all refreshed, relaxed (as much as possible), wearing something gray or olive! LOL
    ~K
    who hopes Jay is a bit more respectful this go-around!! (squinting)

  • Manny

    @niknoks:
    .
    Yeah I read a lot of those and thought about sharing here, but I promised Swannie I would try and be a bit nicer to the folks I used to call phannies. A non-GB fan watching that show, I can totally see why they would think it is creepy that she pays more attention to his life than he does. *whispering* I have to agree with them. :)
    .
    To be frank about her stiuation, if she had put all those funds into a retirement she might be looking at an early retirement that would make the rest of us jealous…

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    Does she even work? I think we should know as much about her as she does him. Kidding. I am. I know too much already. (yawing) With the exception of her Frequent Flyer miles. That’s I’d like to know. :o) Kidding again.
    ~K

  • Manny

    Seems Twitter is still not being kind… (but a little funny)…
    .
    Scrappyd87 11:25am via Twitter for Android
    Wish I had fans like Gerard butler, you get a weirdo and 99 of her friends holding conventions for you #sooooooowishiwasfamous

  • Gerry’s new GF

    @Can’tGetEnough:
    Yes, she is waiting for him to get back to the set so they can resume their “fun” together. They decided to spend the holidays separately because they are not ready to go public yet. But that picture says it all.

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    Maybe she wants to be approached for to write his autobiography? Could be?! And she’s showing off all her “knowledge”? Seriously, if given a few more minutes he’d have known the photo was in Hawaii. And he wore a kilt to his 300 London premier.
    -
    She was like a mom to him there. A teacher! He hates being scolded and embarrassed in front of people, who doesn’t? He’s a memory like rust bear trap. Photographic too. Still think she was rude, and very unladylike. So did she wait for him after or did he exit through the kitchen?
    ~K
    who wants to discuss the Critics Choice awards that I hope he attends but wasn’t nominated for… and really hope he sees The Artist… he has to now!! But can he sit still without audio but for music… until the very end when we, well… I won’t spoil it… but Uggie is terrific in it!!

  • Question

    who has seen this movie with a young GB before? is it any good?
    http://thecelebritycafe.com/reviews/film-review-one-more-kiss-directed-vadim-jean-01-10-2012

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    @Gerry’s new GF:
    Thought filming was over with a wrap party and all? Not ready to go public? Ah, Brook, when are you going to give up? He’s not emotionally available but for anything but “fun” and games. Stirring the pot again, need your attention fix? Good luck. She’s a dime a dozen to him. Dating sameness. His heart isn’t into it. Just his… never mind. ;o) But good luck with your rumor starting and putting it into the gossip mill!
    ~K

  • niknoks

    @Gerry’s new GF:

    So she’s planning to leave her husband for him then, taking her son with her? Yes sweetheart, probably best to do a little checking before you start buIIshitting.

  • Gerry’s new GF

    @GerrysFascinatingWoman:
    You keep calling people Brook, what is brook.
    How do you know what he’s available for and what she is to him?
    Why wouldn’t he be interested? She is pretty, tall dark-haired, appropriate age….. She also has a young child so she is probably more responsible than his usual women, so why not? And that picture says it all. He looks like a man in love.

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    @Question:
    I have. He’s darling in it. Many don’t like “Sam” but I do. He **spoiler** cheats on his wife because his old girlfriend is dying, and does… the the title one more kiss (and a little something extra). But he plays a chef (LOL) and carries it off well enough (read: thank God the cut the actual cooking scene) but is precious and very handsome. Another scene they cut was really erotic… with her polishing a knife (phallic symbol) with his getting turned on, then they scoot under a cafe table and, well, I don’t want to spoil it… but it’s hot. Plus his hair is natural and not over dried by salt and sun!
    ~K

  • Gerry’s new GF

    @niknoks:
    She is divorced!

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