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Monday, August 28, 2006 

Matthew Broderick almost suffered an accident similar to Christopher Reeve's

Not directly comics related, but, as I found out a short while ago, actor Matthew Broderick came close to sustaining an injury similar to that of Christopher Reeve's in 1995:
NEW YORK - Matthew Broderick's vacation in Ireland was marred when he suffered a broken collarbone after falling off a horse Sunday, his publicist, Simon Halls, told The Associated Press.

The 44-year-old actor, accompanied by actress-wife Sarah Jessica Parker, was treated and released from a hospital the same day, Halls said.

"He's fine. He's just been in a little bit of pain," Halls told the AP on Monday.
Broderick is very fortunate not to have ended up paralyzed like Christopher Reeve was when he went horseback riding 11 years ago. No doubt that must've been a very terrible experience for Reeve back at the time, one that otherwise ended his own acting career, though he did star in a cable TV remake of Rear Window and in an episode of Smallville. That's the sad thing about reality, that, while Superman is immune to injuries like what Reeve sustained, the actor playing him in the 1978 movie classic is not.

Reeve visited Israel back in 2003, and that was quite flattering and an honor for him to come here (he even said it was a "super" place!). That's one more thing for which I maintain the highest repect for Reeve.

And back to Broderick now, I must say that he's very lucky not to have ended up in the same situation as Reeve. To be paralyzed like that is doubtlessly one of the most unpleasant experiences one can have.

Here's also the link to the Paralysis Resource Center that Reeve and his wife Dana founded.

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