(SYDNEY) -- Hugh Jackman wound up with a black eye Tuesday when he tried to show up on the Australian set of Oprah Winfrey's talk show on a zipline, but hit some lighting equipment along the way. The 42-year-old actor was looking to burst onto the stage at the Sydney Opera House, where Winfrey taped two shows during her stay Down Under.
Jackman smacked his face and had to have paramedics rush to his aid while the show stopped taping. Afterward, the X-Men star joked with Winfrey about the incident, saying, "That was so much fun until the end. Too much fun."
He explained, "I came down waving to everyone, looking over Sydney Harbor, saw my dad, the kids and you [Winfrey], went to pull the brake and then boing!" He also insisted to fans, "It doesn't hurt."
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