Jennifer Aniston’s 49-year-old ex-husband Justin Theroux reveals he had amnesia and was a candidate for BRAIN SURGERY after a skateboard crash: “At first they thought I was dead.”
- Jennifer Aniston’s ex-husband Justin Theroux had temporary amnesia
- And he was warned that he would need brain surgery after a skateboard crash
- The 49-year-old actor confirmed a story that he was hit by a van
- He was in New York and was enjoying a walk when he was hit
- And he couldn’t remember his name when he finally woke up
- “There was a woman crying above me.” [and] there were two men holding my hands so I wouldn’t touch my head, “he recalled on the Ellen DeGeneres show.
Jennifer Aniston’s ex-husband Justin Theroux had temporary amnesia and was warned he would need brain surgery after a skateboard crash.
The 49-year-old actor confirmed a story that he was hit by a van while in New York, and told how he could not remember his name when he finally woke up after being knocked out.
‘[There were] people all around me. Apparently I was eclipsed for, I think, a long time. There was a woman crying above me [and] there were two men holding my hands so I wouldn’t touch my head, “he recalled on the Ellen DeGeneres show.
Aush: Jennifer Aniston’s ex-husband Justin Theroux has suffered temporary amnesia and has been warned that he will need brain surgery after a skateboard crash. Seen on Ellen on Monday
What’s my name? The 49-year-old actor confirmed the story of being hit by a van while in New York, and told how he could not remember his name when he finally woke up after being knocked out
The star, who divorced Aniston in 2017 after two years of marriage, then shared: “My wife was screaming, ‘Who are you? What is your name? What’s your phone number? “Trying to get in touch with someone,” he said.
It was as if someone had asked me, “What is an umbrella?” “And I forgot the name of the umbrella, but that was myself. I had no idea who I was. I mean, I knew it was me, but I couldn’t remember my name and I couldn’t remember my phone number.
The remaining actor had to wait more than an hour for an ambulance to arrive, and medics told him they would arrive sooner – but they thought he was dead.
He continued: “It’s a busy part of New York: it took the ambulance about an hour and 20 minutes to get there. I was lying on the sidewalk and now people are kind of bored of this guy with blood pouring out of his head.
No DOA: The remaining actor had to wait more than an hour for an ambulance to arrive, and the medics told him they would arrive sooner – but they thought he was dead. Here he was seen with Jennifer Aniston, his wife from 2015 to 2017.
“Eventually, EMT appears above me … He turns back to his partner, who I guess was still in the truck, and he says, ‘He’s not dead.’
‘[They told me they would have been] faster if we knew you were still alive.
And things got worse when Justin was admitted overnight to a hospital for observation, as he was awakened from sleep to be told that he needed brain surgery and needed to be prepared for surgery.
He said: “It got worse. I had a concussion. Then I went to the hospital that evening and they had to keep me under observation all night; they did all these brain scans and other things for me. … A man wakes me up in the middle of the night and he says, “We need to get the doctor here from Jersey, we think we noticed something on your CAT scan.”
At work: The star seen with his dog Kuma on the set of The Mosquito Coast last week
“It’s like two in the morning.” Then they shaved my head and prepared me for brain surgery.
“I’m going, ‘Oh, good.’ Then they make you sign all these documents and I think like, “I need to call someone! There is no one to call! So, I sign my life on these documents, then the doctor finally gets there from Jersey and he comes in, kind of like crushed hair, he looks at the CAT scan and he’s like, blood on the brain. Go back to bed.
“I spent about half an hour waiting just to have brain surgery, but it was nothing.
“I had a nice big bald spot on my head. Pairs of stitches and I was discharged in the morning.
And now with a friend: The actor in a truck overalls for the Apple TV Plus show