He's not invincible after all. Superhero star Chris Hemsworth reportedly suffered a back injury while filming Thor: Love and Thunder.
According to Sunday Confidential, the 37-year-old sought treatment by "specialist doctors" at a private hospital on Queensland’s Gold Coast and had cortisone injections in his back. The hospital visit was said to be short, and he did not stay overnight.
How Hemsworth was injured was not reported, but he is said to be doing better.
This is not the first time Hemsworth has been injured while playing the hero. "On certain days, when I’ve had a few injuries — and I had quite a few during Thor — it can start to become a drag, you know? But over the past year or so, I changed up a lot of my training and nutrition program, and I feel the best I’ve ever felt," he told Men’s Health U.K. in 2019.
"I’ve found that, after lifting weights for so long and not getting in touch with my fast-twitch fibres, the snappiness that my body had [has gone]. In the dads’ race at my kid’s school last year, I hadn’t sprinted in about five years — then, boom, you go and do a 100m sprint at full pelt. My back was cranked for weeks.
"I need to do some more sprint work, I guess. It just hurts. Running is painful. I don’t do a lot of running for that reason. I’d rather have mobility in my body from surfing and get that fluidity that I enjoy."
Hemsworth has been "the biggest Thor he's ever been" since he took up the god of thunder’s hammer in 2011, and his stunt double is struggling to keep up!
"Everyone is like, 'Wow, look at the size and him', but I'm like yes, brilliant, now I have to put on that size as well. I text him, I'm like, 'Thanks very much dude, this is going to be even harder this time!"' Holland Hanton told "Fitzy & Wippa" on Monday, February 8.
"Every two hours we're eating. It's become a chore. I don't enjoy eating at all every two hours."
Earlier this month Hemsworth told Men’s Health Australia that his body doesn’t react well if he stops working out for a few days.
"My body shuts down when I stop working out," the Marvel Cinematic Universe star explained.
"I just don't feel good. I like it for a couple of days, then everything just starts to hurt. I get achy and there's inflammation, my back's stiff. I'm just well aware that in order for me to live healthier and happier, I've got to keep moving.
"I don't run," Hemsworth explained. "I do a lot of different things. You've got to be an explorer in the world of fitness and exercise and constantly be on the lookout for something fresh."
The fourth Thor movie is scheduled for release in February 2022.