Hugh Jackman’s Zip Line Snafu On “Oprah”

Yesterday, Oprah did an ode to Australia, filming live from the Sydney Opera House. Hugh Jackman was one of the episode’s guest stars and he had a high adrenaline entrance—zip lining from the top of the Opera House down to Oprah’s stage. While the stunt went great during rehearsals, while actually filming, Hugh hit the brakes just a little too late, and swung up into the lighting rig, hurting his right eye. Paramedics rushed on stage and Oprah yelled, “Cut!.”
Hugh was fine and returned shortly after to comfort his 10-year-old son in the front row and continue the show. “That was so much fun until the end. Bono was meant to do this, but they couldn’t afford the insurance,” he said. “I came down waving to everyone, looking over Sydney Harbor, saw my dad, the kids and you, went to pull the brake and then boing. Totally my bad.”

At the end of the show, Hugh returned along with Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Russell Crowe, and Olivia Newton-John to sing “I Still Call Australia Home.” Makes me wanna ride off into the outback. [People]

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