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Sylvester Stallone’s Dramatic On-Set Injury in ‘Expendables 1’ Exposed

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Renowned actor Sylvester Stallone has revealed harrowing details of his battle with injuries sustained during the filming of “The Expendables” in 2010. Stallone, known for iconic roles in “Rocky” and “Rambo,” underwent seven major surgeries after suffering a neck fracture during a fight scene with wrestler-turned-actor Steve Austin on set.

In a candid admission on his reality TV show, “The Family Stallone,” currently airing its second season, Stallone recounted the incident that led to his extensive medical ordeal. “I did stupid stuff. I was directing ‘Expendables’ and, like an idiot, I’m doing take 10, take whatever, and I remember one slam and I could feel one bang,” he recalled.

Stallone’s co-star in the film, Steve Austin, acknowledged his awareness of the incident, stating, “I never recovered from ‘Expendables 1.’ After that film, it was never physically the same. I’ve warned people: Don’t do your stunts.”

The aftermath of the injury necessitated multiple surgeries, including the insertion of a metal plate into Stallone’s neck and procedures for spinal fusions and dislocated shoulders. Adding a surreal twist to his ordeal, Stallone found himself in an adjacent hospital bed to fellow “Expendables” star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was also undergoing surgery for a shoulder injury.

Stallone’s wife, Jennifer Flavin, expressed her apprehension about her husband’s surgeries, admitting, “It’s very scary for our family every time Sly has to go through surgery because you never know…no one knows.”

The actor’s surgeon reportedly informed him of the possibility of needing “artificial discs” placed on his lower spine in the future, highlighting the ongoing challenges Stallone faces in managing his injuries.

Despite the physical setbacks, Stallone maintained his trademark humour, joking that he would be the ideal candidate to play Quasimodo in a remake of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Stallone’s recent revelations come on the heels of another revelation regarding his daughters’ rigorous self-defence training. Two of his daughters, Sistine and Sophia, underwent intense training by Navy SEALs before their move to New York City. Reflecting on the experience, Sistine admitted to getting “our asses whooped by these guys,” while Sophia recalled their father’s disciplined training regimen, which included early morning workouts and a unique diet.

As Stallone continues to navigate his recovery journey, his resilience and determination serve as a testament to his enduring spirit amidst adversity.

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