Sylvester Stallone ignored doctor's advice to do Expendables 2 stunts

August 15th, 2012

Sylvester Stallone ignored his doctor's advice to perform stunts in 'The Expendables 2'.

The 66-year-old actor admits that while he's recently gone under the knife to have neck and shoulder operations, he ''couldn't help'' chucking his body around in the latest action movie, which saw him pick up some ''tough'' injuries.

When asked if he was warned it might be a risk to keep doing his own stunts, he told BANG Showbiz: ''Yes the doctor said ... I had my neck fused in the last one with a stunt and a broken back ... then I had two back operations, a shoulder operation. The last one took its toll and the doctor said, 'Don't take any rough falls, let a stunt guy do it.'

''But sometimes you just have to do it and I don't know, I just threw all common sense out of the window so, yeah, there were some injuries and some tough ones in this one, but I just can't help myself.''

The action movie sees Sylvester write and star alongside Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren, who joked that it is all down to the 'Rocky' actor that he is still starring in movies.

Speaking at a press conference in London, the 54-year-old star quipped: ''Because of him, a lot of us, well, me at least, I am going back to theatre and the big screen, so I must say thank you to Mr. Stallone for putting me back on the big screen because I've got those good eyes, good face.

''We don't see that on DVD as it is all exaggerated, so thank you, thank you Sly ... Mr. Stallone ... Do you understand why I call you Mr. Stallone?''

Sylvester then replied: ''Yes, it's because I'm your grandfather.'' And Arnold, 65, added: ''Don't rub it in.''