In the early 2000s, Orlando Bloom became a popular showbiz channel thanks to the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and his debut as Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, but he sustained an injury at the age of 19 that could have altered the entire course of his career. In a new shirtless workout video post, he analyzes the injury and how far he has come by the age of 45.
Orlando Bloom demonstrates his abs and powerful back muscles while looking back at the time a doctor told him he would never walk again. I suspect this was because he gained some strength and motivation in the following post. Below, well look back at a couple videos that demonstrate his dedication to being healthy and mobile.
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According to Orlando Bloom, he was 19 when he broke his back and a doctor told him he would never walk again. This would have been at the very beginning of his career in the late 90s, but the added fact of the final phase of a potentially successful Hollywood career would be enough to completely destroy the morale of even the strongest of people.
Because a few years later, Orlando Bloom would emerge as the elf Legolas in one of the most iconic fantasy films, well, ever. His role in The Lord of the Rings included him in both walking, lunging, and jumping as he aided Frodo to Mordor and fight enemies.
The injury is one serious recovery, and while he didn''t moon us in this post, you can even see the long scar along his spine in the final video. However, the scar is minimal, and his many muscles are definitely the dominant features of his back.
Orlando Bloom might not appear in the next Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Amazon series, but he remains a significant part of the franchise''s history, and his contribution to the original film trilogy is even greater considering that his back was broken not long before filming the first film.
While the upcoming LOTR series will not air until September this year, those who have a Amazon Prime subscription will be able to stream the show and enter Middle Earth from the comfort of their own home in just a few months. You may also revisit the LOTR trilogy with a HBO Max subscription.