Wolverine stunt goes wrong: Jackman nearly broke neck

Hugh Jackman is cutting back on his movie stunts after a terrifying accident on the set of his new superhero blockbuster The Wolverine.

The Australian actor feared he had broken his neck during a daring scene in which his character swings out of a train carriage.

Jackman's injuries weren't severe, but the incident was enough to scare his wife, actress Deborra-Lee Furness, who made him reassess the amount of dangerous work he does on set in future.

"In the film, there's a scene where I swing from inside to outside a train and my neck got caught. I thought I had broken it.

"It was one of those moments when my wife looked at me and said, 'What are you doing? Enough playing in the schoolyard! You are not invincible!'

Jackman says he is now smarter about using a stunt double.

The Oscar-nominated actor also revealed that Robert Downey Jr reached out to him for diet tips after landing the lead role in Iron Man.

Jackman famously bulks up for his role as Wolverine and Downey Jr was keen to take advice on how to improve his physique.

"He knew I wasn't in shape before it (Wolverine), so there's a little bit of that (sharing that goes on between actors)."

- WENN

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