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Australian actor Sullivan Stapleton suffers serious injury in Thailand Read more

Melbourne-born actor Sullivan Stapleton, 36, has been injured in Thailand.

According to US media reports Stapleton, who was in Thailand filming his US television series Strike Back, was seriously injured while exploring Bangkok in his free time.

Details of the injury are not known but it is said to be serious enough that the producers of Strike Back have put filming on the series on hold for six months to allow him time to recover.

Injured ... Sullivan Stapleton of the action series <i>Strike Back</i>.

Because of the series high physical demands on Sullivan – he performs most of his own stunts, for example – they cannot resume filming until he is in peak physical condition.

A statement issued by Stapleton’s publicist said the actor was “resting comfortably and on his way to a full recovery”.

“We appreciate all of the well-wishes and support,” the statement said.

A spokesman for Cinemax said the series would continue to film around him in Thailand but its second block of filming, in Hungary, would be delayed.

“We plan on resuming production in the [northern autumn],” the statement said.

“HBO/Cinemax, Sky and Left Bank Pictures all join in wishing Sullivan a full and speedy recovery.”

The fourth and final 10-episode season of Strike Back was being filmed in Bangkok for the US channel Cinemax.

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