I was told I’d never be able to walk again, but Orlando Bloom is back and better than ever.
Orlando Bloom is known for his roles in movies such as “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Lord of the Rings,” and “The Hobbit.”
But even before his Hollywood fame, Bloom was a successful dancer. In 2013, he broke his leg while on holiday in Spain.
At first doctors said he would never walk again. But Orlando Bloom is back stronger than ever and has even started training to become a professional boxer!
How did Orlando Bloom get injured?
During a game of golf at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in South Africa, Bloom and his fellow golfer, Adam Scott were playing when Bloom fell to the ground.
He dislocated his knee on impact and broke three small bones in his leg (shin, ankle and fibula).
What did the doctors say? Bloom was taken to hospital where he had a plate and nine screws inserted into his leg.
After the operation, Bloom was told he would never walk again. He then went home and started to work on his fitness regime.
How did Orlando Bloom defy the odds? Orlando Bloom was cleared to walk again after his surgery but he still had to learn how to walk again.
He spent five months in physiotherapy and physio training with the help of his doctor.