Charlize Theron laughed so hard when she watched 'Borat' that she ended up in the hospital for five days

Getty/NBC/Steve GranitzCharlize Theron laughed so hard watching ‘Borat’ that she had to go to hospital for five days.
  • Charlize Theron laughed so hard while watching “Borat” that she had to go to hospital for five days.
  • The actor explained how she was only about halfway through the 2006 film when she laughed so hard she locked her neck because of a herniated disk.
  • Speaking on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Wednesday May 1, Theron added that she’s never managed to finish the Sacha Baron Cohen film.
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Charlize Theron has told how she laughed so hard while watching “Borat” that she ended up having to go to hospital for five days.

Speaking on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Wednesday May 1, the actor revealed how she was watching the 2006 Sacha Baron Cohen film in the cinema when the incident happened.

Theron, 43, explained how she found the film so funny that a pre-existing condition was aggravated by how much she was laughing.


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“I went to go see ‘Borat,'” said the “Long Shot” actor. “I had a pre-existing injury in my neck – a herniated disk in my neck.”

“A few of us went to go and see ‘Borat,’ and halfway through that movie, I laughed so hard that my neck locked up,” Theron continued.

“And, like, an ambulance had to take me to the hospital, and I was in the hospital for five days.”

She wasn’t able to finish the film, and hasn’t managed to watch it again since.

“I didn’t finish the movie! I’ve never, like, fully finished the movie,” Theron said.

“It’s a risk now!” joked Meyers. “That is the highest praise you could ever give a movie,” he added.

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