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Jackman blade injury a close shave

Hugh Jackman escaped serious injury when he tried to preserve his dignity while wearing his Wolverine blades: Photo © Jackman blade injury a close shave Photo

Hugh Jackman has told how he suffered an intimate injury after trying to cover himself up in a nude scene while wearing his Wolverine blades.

The Hollywood actor had been fitted with the lengthy metal blades on his hands when he tried to hide himself from female workers on set, leaving himself with a wound to the top of his thigh.

Hugh - who has played X Men character Wolverine several times - told of his accident as he appeared as a guest on the latest edition of BBC One's The Graham Norton Show.

The 45-year-old star said: "There was a very intense first scene and I insisted on a closed set. I ran round the corner and all the female members of the crew were gathered there.

"I tried to cover myself and cut my inner thigh - it was just the inner thigh thankfully. The metal claws had to go - you can't have bits and pieces flying off."

Hugh - soon to be seen in X Men: Days Of Futures Past - told how he has to spend six months training to get into shape for his role as the mutant superhero.

Due to the frequency of his appearances, he had spent a total of 18 months keeping his body in check for his most recent stint as Wolverine.

His co-star Michael Fassbender - also a guest on the chat show - praised his colleague's commitment to the gym.

"His discipline is incredible - he is up and in the gym at 4.30 in the morning, every morning," Michael said. "When we arrived there was a 'Jackman' effect and we all started training to try and keep up."

:: The programme is to be screened on May 2 at 10.35pm on BBC One.

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