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Jon Bernthal's Daughter Fell Into Coma as He Was Supposed to Film 'First Man'

Jon Bernthal's Daughter Fell Into Coma as He Was Supposed to Film 'First Man'

Jon Bernthal is showing off his muscles on the cover of Men’s Health‘s January/February issue, on newsstands December 28.

Here’s what the 42-year-old actor had to share with the mag…

On dropping out of First Man with Ryan Gosling to be with his daughter, who had slipped into a coma: “People talk about bravery like fake macho bravery, but my wife didn’t flinch. What I saw in my wife was courage and beauty unlike I’d ever seen.” (FYI: Adeline was diagnonsed with “encephalitis—a potentially fatal viral infection that causes swelling of the brain.”)

On breaking his hand during the first week of filming The Punisher season 2: “Was it the smartest thing to keep fighting with a broken hand? Maybe not. Maybe I could have been out for a shorter time. But I look at filming a scene like that the same way I look at a boxing match. I’m not gonna be the one to say I’m gonna walk away.”

On asking Willie Nelson to help him win over his now-wife: “I snuck backstage. I found this beautiful postcard and wrote Willie this long letter and rolled him a beautiful joint and told him the situation with me and my woman. I told him she’s a good-hearted woman in love with a good-timin’ man, and I asked him to play this one song ‘Always on My Mind’ for us, and he did.”

For more from Jon, visit MensHealth.com.

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