Orlando Bloom has revealed a “near-death expertise” that led him to “fairly a darkish time” in his life.
Talking in a video posted on UNICEF’s Instagram in mild of World Psychological Well being Day on Monday (10 October), Bloom described an incident that occurred when he was 19 years previous.
“After I was 19 I fell three flooring from a window and broke my again,” he stated. “I used to be very lucky to outlive the autumn as a result of my spinal twine was nonetheless simply intact. I used to be informed for the primary 4 days that I’ll by no means stroll once more.”
Bloom described the accident as the start of a “lengthy and painful” journey for him to recognise and perceive “a number of the patterns that had been in my life that had led me to having quite a few accidents”.
Bloom added that he underwent spinal surgical procedure and his street to restoration included him sporting a brace.
“I might say the months after the autumn have been fairly a darkish time,” he added. “As any person who’d form of all the time been very energetic in my life, it felt very restrictive abruptly and I used to be in a whole lot of ache.”
The actor has beforehand spoken about his fall, however that is the primary time he’s opened up about the way it affected his psychological well being.
Final 12 months, the 45-year-old posted a picture of himself to Instagram which depicted him sporting the again brace.
Within the caption, he wrote: “That’s me in my again brace circa 1998 about three months after I fell three flooring and crushed my backbone, narrowly escaping dying and paralysis…grateful on a regular basis for my limbs that permit me to push my limits and reside life on my edge (safer now).”
Bloom is engaged to singer Katy Perry, 37, and so they share a two-year-old daughter known as Daisy Dove Bloom.