Orlando Bloom captioned his photo of him riding his bike saying, “This is me in my back brace circa 1998.” “About three months ago, I fell three floors and shattered my spine. I narrowly escaped death and paralysis. I am grateful every day for my extremities helping me push my limits and my balance over the edge, although I do it a little more safely now.”
A few years ago, the actor actually told GQ about his accident. One evening he jumped over a downspout to get to the rooftop terrace, but it broke. Bloom fell three stories and crushed his vertebrae. He said at the time, “Up until that point, I didn’t appreciate life and death. I didn’t appreciate that we weren’t invulnerable. For four days I had to face the idea that I was going to be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life.” That was a very dark period. I knew I was either going to walk backwards or not anymore.” But the actor said he knew somehow he wasn’t going to be paralyzed. And he did. A few weeks later, Bloom was discharged from the hospital by himself. Instead of taking things easy, he started pushing his limits. . ” my life. You don’t realize it until you almost lose it. I used to drive motorbikes and cars like I was on a racetrack, it was really ridiculous. Not because I thought it was cool, but because I loved living on the edge. But I calmed down. ”
It’s possible that fatherhood has something to do with it, too. The actor has a 10-year-old son from a previous relationship, Flynn, and a daughter with Katy Perry’s fiancée, Daisy. He is now one year old.
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