Robert Downey Jr. Injured on Sherlock Holmes Set
A few days ago, Robert “Sherlock” Downey Jr. got knocked out by a 350 lb extra during the filming of a fight scene. RDJ was supposedly ‘drooling blood’, was revived by set medics and then had his inner mouth stitched up by a nurse.
A source on the Guy Ritchie directed movie reported, “Robert was accidentally caught on the chin by a thundering hook. He went flying and was out cold. He didn’t want to go to hospital and kept trying to get up. He’s a trooper. But there have been lots of other problems too.”
One of the problems the source is probably alluding to happened on Friday.
A gas tanker blew up on set forcing Guy to shut down production for a few hours.
There’s rumblings that the movie may be ‘cursed’.
Who could’ve hexed Guy’s film????
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The Strange Case of Mr Ritchie and the Cursed Movie
GUY RITCHIE’s new film Sherlock Holmes seems to be cursed after a string of nasty accidents.
The cast and crew first wondered if they had a mystery fit for legendary detective Holmes on their hands when ROBERT DOWNEY JR was knocked out by a 7ft wrestler.
Then yesterday, he and JUDE LAW, 35 — who plays his sidekick Dr Watson — had to flee the set with Ritchie when a petrol tanker exploded in a fireball.
The Iron Man actor, 43, was knocked unconscious by 25-stone co-star ROBERT MAILLET during a fight scene.
Downey Jr — who plays the famous detective — was “out cold” for six seconds and “drooling blood” before medics could bring him round.
A nurse on set at Chatham dockyard in Kent gave him six stitches in his mouth.
A source said: “Robert was accidentally caught on the chin by a thundering hook. He went flying and was out cold.
“He didn’t want to go to hospital and kept trying to get up. He’s a trooper. But there have been lots of other problems too.”
Yesterday’s drama came as the loaded tanker burst into flames during a delivery to the set — forcing it to close for two hours.
The source added: “The crew have started joking about the curse of Sherlock Holmes.”