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The life of Orlando Bloom looks pretty good right now. While the Pirates of the Caribbean and the Lord of the Rings is no longer Hollywood's legendary blockbuster heartthrob, he never looked better at 42. And the English actor has just become engaged The global music superstar Katy Perry on Valentine's Day with an objectively adorable, mutual Instagram announcement.
For Bloom, things did not look all that rosy. While he was an absolute maniac on the big screen, he was almost as active in his life on screen as he was in hobbies like mountain biking, which brought him dangerously close to danger and even possible death.
In an October 2011 issue of Men's Health Bloom told the story of the fall that changed his life. At age 21, he dangled three floors above the ground. The result of an unpredictable plan to bypass a locked door by sliding between two buildings on a roof. He fell.
"It was a 'holy shit' moment," said the actor. He looked down and realized, "My feet can not go anywhere!"
The fall broke his back and the doctors doubted he would leave. "I'm grateful for that," he recalled in retrospect at this moment and called him "how I made myself."
He had to undergo surgery to insert plates and screws into his spine, he went through withdrawal and finally he left. Even more amazing, less than 18 months later, he rode in New Zealand for filming Lord of the Rings . Suddenly he knocked for the same physical desire that drove him off the roof, but he was selling fleeting adventures.
He did not forget the injury. "I always work on my back," he said. "It did not stop me from doing anything, but it's a constant reminder." He sticks to Pilates for his nuclear power, lifting weights, and engaging in yoga. He is also very good in pullups. Cycling is another passion, whether on a motorbike or a mountain bike that goes downhill. Over the years he has learned to fill up and maintain safety, but he has broken his ribs, both his legs and nose, his wrist and even the skull (cracked three times).
Why is he simple? He's looking for "anything that brings me into my body and keeps me present." Unlike out of your body, we do it the rest of the time, the world is throwing you out of your body, especially the cyber world. "  Paul Schrodt