Gerard Butler got Hernia while shooting '300'

ANI | Updated: Oct 12, 2017 18:41 IST

Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Oct. 12 (ANI): Hollywood action star Gerard Butler has revealed that he got a hernia while shooting for Zack Snyder's '300'.

The 'Geostorm' star starred as Leonidas in the 2006 movie and in one particular scene, his character kicks a man down a pit while shouting "This is Sparta".

While filming this now iconic scene, he revealed that he suffered a hernia by the second kick, reports Contactmusic.

While giving an interview to a magazine, he said, "My whole psyche through filming was, 'This guy's been through hell, he's been through much more than I'm going through, so the least I can do is get a hernia from doing a little kick.' Which I pretty much had by the second kick. My hip flexor was gone, a hernia but it was cool."

The film follows the war between Persia and Greece and Leonidas leads an outnumbered warriors against the massive Persian army."

The is not the only injury the actor has received while filming as his career nearly ended prematurely after an on-stage incident during a production of Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus'.

The actor recalled, "We were supposed to be these revolting citizens - not that they were disgusting they were in revolt, rebelling. So [the director] puts us all together and he gives us the script."

Adding, "At this stage we didn't need the chisels that we had- we had these wooden chisels that they're supposed to use as weapons - but we didn't know our lines, and it's very physical theatre so they wanted 12 guys running. Run, turn, say the line, run, turn, say the line. But we all had stakes in our hands so we go and I turn this way and the guy next to me goes and sticks a wooden stake right in my eye. I thought I'd lost my eye, and then I had a black eye probably for two weeks."

It should be noted that Butler will be next seen in Dean Devlin's 'Georstorm' alongside Abie Cornish, Ed Harris and Jeremy Ray Taylor.

The flick is slated to release on October 27. (ANI)