Jackman describes how a Wolverine stunt almost broke his neck

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Jul 16, 2013, 7:19 PM EDT

 The Wolverine had better be good, because apparently making it almost cost us Hugh Jackman.

Jackman's been out and about quite a bit latey doing press for the forthcoming flick, his sixth (if you count those few seconds of screentime in X-Men: First Class) time out as everyone's favorite claw-wielding mutant, and he recently revealed that a particular stunt on the set scared him so much that he's rethinking how many stunts he does himself.

"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 escaped that accident with minor injuries, but the scare has made him more careful about which stunts he suits up for, and which stunts he leaves to a double. That doesn't mean he's completely out of danger on set, though. In a new interview with GQ, he noted that simply wearing Wolverine's adamantium claws is dangerous at times.

"They've cut deep more than once. And not just me", he said

So, how soon before Hugh Jackman can get so into the role that he also adopts Wolverine's healing factor?

The Wolverine hits theaters July 26.

(Via news.com.au)