Tom Cruise Injured in 'Mission Impossible' Stunt

Run up Despite his high-wire heroics his typically well coiffed quiff remained intact during his rooftop stunt

American actor Tom Cruise appears to have suffered an injury while filming Mission: Impossible 6.

Although he was supposed to jump from a rigging next to a building and onto another one, Cruise, unfortunately, fell a little short and slammed right into the building's side.

As TMZ reports, Cruise was seen limping after the fall before collapsing, so it looks as though he could have been seriously injured. No word yet on the accident's impact on the London-set production. Reps for Cruise and Paramount did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Based on the television series of the same name, the Mission: Impossible film franchise has pulled a cumulative box office total of around US$2.7 billion since its launch in 1996.

"There are shortcuts", Rogue Nation stunt coordinator Wade Eastwood told Variety in 2015. "I'm not going to lie".

Cruise is connected to wires at the time, so there was likely no real risk of a fall during the stunt. It's scheduled for release in July next year. The film likewise stars Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Angela Bassett and Alec Baldwin. Producers are J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger.

The actor has also recently been seen taking helicopter lessons, reportedly for his upcoming "Top Gun" sequel "Top Gun: Maverick".

"I've trained for 30 years doing things like this", he said back in 2013 on The Graham Norton Show.

Do you think that Cruise is getting too old to do his own stunts?

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