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Sean Connery death: James Bond actor claimed Steven Seagal broke his wrist on purpose

Jacob Stolworthy
·1-min read
 (Rex Features)
(Rex Features)

Throughout his long career, Sean Connery was not one to hold back.

The Scottish actor, who has died in his sleep, aged 90, once made the staggering claim in an interview that his wrist was purposefully broken by none other than Steven Seagal.

Seagal was hired as a fight choreographer on Connery's final ever james Bond film, Never Say Never Again, in 1983.

The action star was tasked with helping Connery with the film’s martial arts sequences.

According to Connery, who was reportedly a trained black belt in karate, Seagal didn't like it when the 007 star "got a little cocky" with the moves.

Speaking on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 1996, Connery said: "We were going to do a film called Never Say Never Again and there was a possibility I was going to do Aikido and what have you.

"I got ahold of Steven and we had this training in the building where I had an apartment and he was really very, very good and everything. And I got a little cocky because I thought I knew what I was doing because the principle is it's defense, so it's a pyramid and I got a bit flash."

Raising his hand to his face, he said: "I did that – and he broke my wrist."

Connery claims he never realised it was broken until years later.

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