Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Philanthropy Is Painful

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It may seem counterintuitive, but philanthropy hurts – a lot.

Just ask actor James Purefoy, who plays a billionaire who travels the world helping the needy on NBC’s 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, he’s suffered a seven-inch tear in his hamstring that’s 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 he’s 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 would’ve thrown off the whole production.

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