Channing Tatum's painful injury
Published 13/01/2010 | 16:13
Channing Tatum has revealed he had to be rushed to hospital after scalding his manhood on the set of his latest movie.
The Step Up star said burning his private parts while shooting The Eagle Of The Ninth was "the most painful thing I have ever experienced in my life".
He told Details magazine: "I've been to the hospital, gotten stitches, had broken fingers and toes - but this was a suffocating kind of pain."
The 29-year-old was shooting a scene in the Roman battle epic in which he had to stand in freezing water wearing a wetsuit to keep him warm.
He said: "The only way to keep warm was by pouring a mix of boiling water and river water down your suit. We were finally done shooting for the day, and one of the crew guys asks if I want to warm up before I go. I'm like, Nah, I'm good. And then I thought, Why not?
"Thing is, he'd forgotten to dilute the kettle water. So he poured scalding water down my suit. And I was trying to pull the suit away from my body to somehow get away from the boiling water, and the more I pulled the suit away, the lower the water went. It just went straight down and pretty much burned the skin off the head of my d**k."
The actor was taken to hospital where doctors bandaged him up and said he's now "one hundred per cent recovered".