TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 11: Brendan Fraser attends the TIFF Tribute Awards Gala during the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel on September 11, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Jeremy Chan/Getty Images)
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The Mummy Franchise Had A Permanent Impact On Brendan Fraser's Physical Health
Brendan Fraser became a massive movie star in 1999 thanks to "The Mummy" and has finally made his big comeback in filmmaker Darren Aronofsky's "The Whale." "The Mummy" franchise completely changed his life in more than one way, launching his career and permanently affecting his physical health.
Following the success of "The Mummy," Fraser starred in several other movies and, doing stunt after stunt, eventually took a toll on him, causing him to be in and out of hospitals for seven years. The actor admitted, "By the time I did the third Mummy picture in China, I was put together with tape and ice."
Fraser's many injuries ultimately required him to undergo several surgeries — including a laminectomy, partial knee replacement, spinal cord surgery as well as getting his vocal cords repaired. The actor has gone through a lot over the years, and his fans are thrilled to see Fraser back
at the movies.