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.
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