Hugh Jackman is a showman, so it’s not surprising he would want to make a dramatic entrance into Oprah’s show at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. However, he created more drama than was initially anticipated.
The plan was for Jackman to zip line from the top sail of the Opera House down to the stage. Unfortunately reports suggest he was doing roughly 80km/h by this point, and hit the brakes too late. This then caused him to bash his eye into a lighting rig, causing a minor injury.
When taping continued, Jackman commented, “That was so much fun until the end,” he said. Referring the Winfrey’s previous guest, he added with a laugh: “Bono was meant to do this, but they couldn’t afford the insurance.”
See the video below for footage of the incident.