Action hero Gerard Butler was nearly taken down for out for good this weekend when things went awry while surfing. The actor was filming a scene for his upcoming Of Men and Mavericks in California’s Half Moon Bay when a dangerous surf break knocked him off his board and pinned him underwater. The Beach Boys never warned us about this! Gerard was dragged across the rocky sea floor before a jet-ski riding patrol-man was able to rescue him.
It could have been a scary case of art imitating life, as Of Men and Mavericks chronicles the story of sufer Jay Moriarty, who died at sea in 2001. But luckily Gerard escaped the same fate, and was released from the hospital with no serious injuries. Gerard’s surf coach Zach Wormhoudt says that the waves were a lot to handle, and not just for the rookie! ”It was intense for myself, and I’ve been through a lot out there,” he admitted to the Associated Press. Don’t back down from that wave, Gerard!
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