Hugh Jackman Slices Tip of Finger While Performing Onstage, Stays in Character
Jackman, who plays a fisherman, was left bleeding while performing when he sliced himself during a quiet scene where he cleans and guts a fish.
Despite the incident, the performance continued and his spokesperson told the New York Daily News newspaper afterwards that he didn’t require stitches and had been able to sign autographs for fans after the show.
Ahead of the production starting, the 46-year-old actor had previously admitted he was worried about accidentally injuring himself on stage at Circle in the Square Theatre during that scene.
A week before previews started, the actor admitted how worried he was about mistakenly injuring himself on stage:
“If I cut myself and start bleeding all over the place it might not be so silent,” Jackman said.
To prepare for his role as a fisherman, Jackman had been practicing cooking fish at home.
The River follows a fisherman who brings his new girlfriend to a remote cabin for a night of trout-fishing. As the night unfolds, it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems. The play has been described as spellbinding, gripping and dark. It sold out during a London run.
Hugh posted this photo to Instagram showing that he’s still intact.
The production opens Nov. 16 at NYC’s Circle in the Square Theatre.