Mickey Rourke regrets surgery
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 February 2009
'The Wrestler' actor Mickey Rourke admits he went to the "wrong guy" for plastic surgery on his face
Mickey Rourke admits he went to the "wrong guy" for plastic surgery.
The 'Wrestler actor - who started boxing professionally in 1991 after his Hollywood career collapsed - claims most of the facial cosmetic procedures he underwent were to correct injuries sustained from the sport.
He said: "Most of it was to mend the mess of my face because of the boxing, but I went to the wrong guy to put my face back together."
The 56-year-old star suffered a catalogue of injuries while in the ring, but admits the cuts and bruises were nothing compared to one little-known side effect of the sport.
He said: "I had my nose broken twice. I had five operations on my nose and one on a smashed cheekbone.
"I had to have cartilage taken from my ear to rebuild my nose and a couple of operations to scrape out the cartilage because the scar tissue wasn't healing properly. That was one of the most painful operations, but the worst was haemorrhoids."
Mickey eventually gave up boxing after he was advised to stop due to neurological problems.
The actor, who was castigated from Hollywood due to his erratic behaviour, has also revealed his big screen comeback could have come earlier.
He turned down a role in 'Pulp Fiction' because he was convinced the work would come thick and fast again as it did in his 80s heyday.
Mickey admitted to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper: "I was out of control and did not think the party was going to end. I could stay in any hotel, buy anything I wanted - I once bought six Cadillacs for cash and then gave them all away - and take out all my entourage to dinner.
"My mansion in Beverly Hills was like something from 'Halloween III' - Elvis on acid. The neighbours were moving in and out almost monthly."