Just ask actor James Purefoy, who plays a billionaire who travels the world helping the needy on NBCs new series, The Philanthropist, premiering tonight (Jun. 24).
The action-packed show has Purefoy doing tons of adventurous stunts, many of which leave him in serious pain.
So far, hes suffered a seven-inch tear in his hamstring thats left an unsightly bulge behind his knee, and torn tendons that ripped with the bones still attached.
He tends to his wounds by injecting hypothermic needles into his stomach on set, which has become a spectacle for the crew.
Due to his injuries, Purefoy has now been banned from doing his own stunts, but executive producer Tom Fontana says hes still as tough as they come.
Fontana praises Purefoy for not being a diva and getting right back to work post-injuries, since a break wouldve thrown off the whole production.
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