Tom Cruise injured on set of Mission: Impossible 6

Tom Cruise performing stunt for Mission: Impossible 6.Tom Cruise has been known to do many of his own stunts, so it comes as no surprise that the actor injured himself while filming the sixth installment of the Mission: Impossible series in London.

The stunt called for Tom to run and jump from the roof of one building to another. Unfortunately, in a video posted by TMZ, you can see he fell slightly short and slammed into the wall.

He climbs over the wall and attempts to walk, but can be seen limping before he collapses. He eventually stands back up and the stunt rigging team pulls him back over to the scaffolding where the stunt began.

It’s an unfortunate accident, but it comes with the territory — Tom is no stranger to performing death-defying stunts, especially for his Mission: Impossible series.

You might remember the 55-year-old actor hung on to the side of a skyscraper in Dubai for Ghost Protocol, and in Rogue Nation he held on the side of a cargo plane while it took off to the skies. During filming of The Mummy, he even risked his life for a selfie.

You can’t fault his dedication, but hopefully directors and stunt teams will think twice in future about letting an actor take the reins on stunts that might be best performed by trained professionals.

Check out the video of the stunt below.

The extent of his injuries are not known. ~Alexa Caruso

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  1. Penguin • August 14, 2017 @ 2:15 PM

    And that is why they stunt doubles. Especially for someone his age. Time to quit being so reckless Tommy boy. Think of your kids if that had gone worse than it did.

  2. CDubya • August 14, 2017 @ 7:18 PM

    Coincidentally this story comes out just as a professional stunt woman was riding a motorcycle downtown Vancouver for Deadpool 2 and died today. Basically with Tom’s history of doing his stunts, he IS a professional stuntman as well as actor, but if HE was the one who died today, I was thinking of his fantastic legacy he left behind but sadly his last movie we’d barely want to remember was The Mummy. OMG please don’t ever make a movie like that.

  3. Samantha • August 15, 2017 @ 8:04 AM

    Isn’t this the fault of the person operating the lines? He should have pulled up on the line so Tom cleared the top of the roof. That’s why the lines are there, to help him.

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