July 20, 2017
Actor Billy Crystal says he once tore a
rib muscle from sneezing.
Crystal made an appearance on the TV show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Monday night and explained why he had to reschedule his interview, which was originally planned for last month, reports dailymail.co.uk.
"I tore a rib muscle from sneezing, and I literally could not breathe," the 69-year-old said.
Describing it as the "weirdest injury ever", Crystal said he had been dozing off in front of the television when a violent sneeze jolted him awake.
"Folks, if it was a cartoon, my arms are flying off my body, my eyes are coming out of my head, people in the room are now naked because it blew their clothes off," Crystal said.
"It's not an injury that you want to brag about. I didn't rescue a woman out of a burning car. I didn't catch an orphan falling out of a burning orphanage. No, I sneezed," he added.