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Bond actor admits plastic surgery

Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace is released in the UK on 31 October

Daniel Craig has revealed he needed plastic surgery after an accident on the set of the new James Bond film.

The actor severed his fingertip and had eight stitches on his face after being accidentally kicked by one of his Quantum of Solace co-stars.

Craig said the incident, which happened in June, was "a stupid inconvenience", telling Elle magazine "they gave me an excellent plastic surgeon."

Craig was seen sporting an arm sling at a Bond celebration in London on Sunday.

According to the actor's spokeswoman, the 007 star underwent a shoulder operation several weeks ago for an old injury unrelated to the Quantum of Solace incident.

'Offensive'

The 40-year-old's mishap was one of a series of misfortunes that befell the filming of the 22nd Bond film.

In April a stuntman crashed a car into Italy's Lake Garda. Shortly afterwards, in a separate incident, another stuntman received serious injuries after crashing into a wall.

In an interview with GQ magazine published earlier this month, Craig called talk of a Bond curse "offensive".

"We have the best people in the world who do this and every precaution is taken to minimise the risk," he said.

Quantum of Solace has its world premiere in London on 29 October, two days ahead of its release in UK cinemas.


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