Ashton Kutcher taken to hospital after eating fruit-only diet for Steve Jobs role

Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs in the biopic jOBS

ASHTON Kutcher, who plays Steve Jobs in the biopic jOBS, has suffered from health problems after undertaking a fruit-only diet to prepare for the role.

Ashton Kutcher has revealed that he was taken to hospital after eating a fruitarian diet when preparing to play Steve Jobs in the biopic jOBS. The film examines the life of Jobs during the early days of his company, Apple.

Kutcher, who is 34, spoke about the diet after the film's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday. USA Today reports Kutcher saying: "First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to like severe issues. I went to the hospital like two days before we started shooting the movie. I was like doubled over in pain."

The actor continued, "My pancreas levels were completely out of whack. It was really terrifying." Kutcher's diet consisted of fruit, nuts and seeds, which the film claims Jobs also adhered to. The Apple co-founder died of pancreatic cancer in 2011, aged 56.

Kutcher also worked hard to try to mimic Jobs' hunched walk and demeanour, studying tapes of the entrepreneur. He said he shared "a ravenous interest in the tech space" with Jobs and identified with the trials of his life: "I think we can all sort of relate to that in some place in our life where we are moving forward with something and we fall down. You have to have the guts to get back up and go again. I think I share that as well."

There is another film about the entrepreneur's life in the making. Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin is planning a biopic based on the biography by Walter Issacson, which is being distributed by Sony.

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