Steve Coogan feared going blind

Steve Coogan injured his eye while shooting 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian' and was petrified he would be permanently blinded

Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan feared going blind

Steve Coogan thought he would "go blind" while making 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian'.

The British comic star was involved in an accident while shooting the adventure comedy movie – which sees exhibits at a museum come to life after dark – and feared he would lose his sight permanently.

He explained: "On that film, I really thought I might go blind. During filming one day, I was running along - I play a toy soldier - scampering past these giant blades of plastic grass. But, being really old, I got out of breath, so I stopped. And as I bent over to catch my breath, one of these blades of grass went right in my eye."

The 43-year-old star expected his injury to look horrendous, and was amazed when the only sign of the accident was some bruising.

He added: "It was horrific - it pushed my eyelid over the top of my eyeball and down over the other side. I bruised my eyeball - actually, I nearly blinded myself. I stopped and put my hand over my eye - I thought I'd have blood gushing out - I couldn't see anything. My head went numb. I had a black eye for the whole of the rest of the film. They had to cover it up with make-up every day."


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