According to Sylvester Stallone, he took some significant blows from Dolph Lundgren on the set of “Rocky IV” and had to be brought to the hospital.
In a filmmaking documentary about the movie that is available on Sylvester Stallone’s YouTube channel, the actor claims, “He pulverized me.” “Later that night, though I didn’t realize it at the time, I started to feel discomfort in my chest.”
Stallone likened the damage to what occurs when your chest is slammed against the car’s steering wheel following an accident.
“They thought I was going to be talking to angels when my blood pressure went up to 260,” he claimed.
According to the actor, he was flown from Canada to the intensive care unit at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California, where he stayed for four days. He claimed he was taken in a “low altitude flight.”
“I’m in ICU, and the only other people here are nuns,” he claimed. “I was then obligated to return to the arena and finish the battle.”
According to Stallone, the hit to the chest delivered by Lundgren while playing the massive Soviet boxer Ivan Drago is included in the film.
“How could you possibly rule that out?” According to Stallone.
The popular “Rocky” franchise continues with “Rocky IV,” starring Sylvester Stallone as the tenacious fighter Rocky Balboa.
In the fourth film, he has already proven himself worthy of the title of world boxing champion, and after learning that Drago has killed his friend Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), he flies to the Soviet Union to face him.