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“I’m an aging superhero”: Jason Momoa tells Ellen of his ‘Aquaman’ injuries


Superheroes are usually hard to damage, but while Jason Momoa is certainly no weakling, he’s no superhero. That’s what he told Ellen Degeneres in a remote interview from London, as he detailed a series of injuries he sustained playing the King of Atlantis in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

“I’m getting old, that’s what’s happening,” the 42-year-old star said with a laugh on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“I messed up my eyes. I just got something in it that kind of cut it up,” the actor with the comic-book physique admitted, adding, “I’ve got to get surgery, I have a hernia, I’ve got ribs out. I’m just getting beat up.”

Momoa then explained, “I love my job and I get a little too excited, then the age thing, you know…I’m an aging superhero right now.”

That said, he told Ellen’s audience that all his dings were worth it. “It’s gonna be a great movie, you’re gonna love it,” he enthused. 

Jason also told Ellen that while he’s in London shooting the 2022 film, as always, he’s traveling with two stuffed animals — Piggy Big Spirit and Potato.

Momoa explained that they’re his companions whenever he’s without his kids with wife Lisa Bonet — 14-year-old Lola Iolani Momoa, and 12-year-old Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa.

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