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Brendan Fraser Fan Apologises And Says 'I Didn't Mean To Make You Cry' After Question About Acting Return

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Brendan Fraser Fan Apologises And Says 'I Didn't Mean To Make You Cry' After Question About Acting Return

A Brendan Fraser fan had to apologise to the star after 'making him cry' at a press conference. Have a look:

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Once upon a time, Fraser was one of the biggest names on the planet, starring in blockbusters like The Mummy and George of The Jungle.

But in the 2010s, he stepped back from the limelight, a decision he took due to the amount of serious injuries he had suffered from performing his own stunts.

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Over the past few of years, though, he's enjoyed something of a renaissance, and is set to star in a couple of major releases, including Batgirl and Darren Aronofsky's The Whale.

Fraser has previously opened up about his battles with depression, and in 2018 claimed that he was once groped by the former head of Golden Globes organiser the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), Philip Berk.

Berk later denied these allegations and an independent investigation concluded the encounter was 'inappropriate' but 'the exchange was not an intended sexual advance', according to the HFPA.

During a recent Q&A at Megacon, one fan praised Fraser for his bravery in speaking out.

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In a video shared online, the fan says: "First of all, I just wanna say thank you for sharing your stories. I know many people, including myself are survivors, and seeing you talk about it has been one of the most inspirational things I've seen in my life."

The crowd then cheers as Fraser, clearly touched by the comments, is seen on the big screen.

Brendan Fraser at Megacon. Credit: YouTube
Brendan Fraser at Megacon. Credit: YouTube

The audience member then asks: "During your kind of renaissance, was there a particular moment where you knew you made the right decision to come back?"

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Again, the actor seems to fairly taken aback by the question, with the fan jumping in to apologise.

She says: "I didn't mean to make you cry, I'm sorry."

Composing himself, Fraser then says: "Are you ready for this? It was when I got that horse. It was when I got that horse.

"Who I'm sad to say has gone on to greener pastures, but I learned a great deal."

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The actor seems to have been talking about Pecas, who he met while working on the History channel series Texas Rising.

The pair formed a close bond and Fraser ended up taking him home to live on a nearby farm.

Speaking previously about Pecas, Fraser told GQ: "Without doing too much—what's the word? Anthropomorphic…anthropomorphizing… Without pretending that the animal is a human, he looked like he needed help. Like: 'Get me out of here, man'."

In the same interview, he also opened up about his long list of injuries, which forced him to take a break.

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"By the time I did the third Mummy picture in China, I was put together with tape and ice," said the Bedazzled star.

"I was building an exoskeleton for myself daily."

Fraser was once one of the biggest stars in the world. Credit: Alamy
Fraser was once one of the biggest stars in the world. Credit: Alamy

Fraser revealed he spent 'seven years in and out of hospital' due to the number of injuries he sustained while doing his own stunts.

He went on to share a lengthy list of various treatments and procedures he'd undertaken over the years as a result, including an operation to remove a portion of vertebrae in his lower back to make room within his spinal canal and two lumbar laminectomies after the first one didn't work.

He also admitted to dealing with various events in his personal life, adding: "I changed houses, I went through a divorce. Some kids were born. I mean, they were born, but they're growing

"I was going through things that mould and shape you in ways that you're not ready for until you go through them."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube

Topics: Brendan Fraser, US News

Dominic Smithers
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