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Zac Efron once broke his jaw with his chin left hanging and it wasn't on the sets of The Iron Claw - ‘It sucks. I almost died’ | Did you know?

Zac Efron was once a point of discussion for his changed jawline and he recalled a tragic accident that led to the same. 

Zac Efron once broke his jaw with his chin left hanging and it wasn't on the sets of The Iron Claw - ‘It sucks. I almost died’ | Did you know?
The mystery behind Zac Efron's changed jawline

Last Updated: 08.22 PM, May 28, 2024


The conversation around actors opting for surgeries to look a certain way even when they haven't gone under the blade is rampant and not going anywhere. The discussions on Reddit around this are crazy and that is just one of the many platforms where these take place. Zac Efron, an actor who has forever been a charming actor, even when he wasn't a man with this chiselled physique, has always been in the headlines for his appearances. There are articles written about his workout routine, his diet, and maybe even skin care. However, in 2021, the actor attracted some negative discussion as users of TikTok and the internet, in general, started spreading rumors that he opted for surgery because his jawline looked much different. 

When Zac Efron Spoke About Changed Jawline

But what if we tell you that this change in jawline was not Zac Efron choosing plastic surgery but actually a result of an accident where he had his chin bone hanging and was almost dead? Well, yes, we aren't speculating; it is the actor talking about the situation himself. It was during the promotions of The Iron Claw, which is now released on Lionsgate Play in India and can be accessed with your OTTplay Premium subscription, that Zac opened up about suffering a brutal fall that led to him undergoing physical therapy for years until he felt alright. Read on to learn more. 

In case you are unaware, years ago, reportedly in 2013, Zac Efron suffered an accident at his home when he was running in his socks and slipped and caught his face on the granite of a fountain. As per Men's Health, the collision was so bad that he was left unconscious, and when he woke up, his chin bone was hanging off of his face. It was in an Entertainment Tonight interview where the actor recalled the accident in 2022 while promoting The Iron Claw and said that he almost died in that accident. “It was funny,” he said. “It sucks. I almost died, but we’re good.”

While talking to Men's Health about the accident and the internet discourse around him allegedly opting for plastic surgery to make his jawline look bigger, he revealed his journey with physical therapy. He said he was still recovering from the accident and that he was undergoing physical therapy. But he had to stop it since he was shooting for Netflix’s Down To Earth With Zac Efron in Australia. As a result, certain muscles in his face become enlarged as they compensate for the other muscles that are recovering from the injury. “The masseters just grew,” he told Men’s Health. “They just got really, really big.”

In the same interview, Zac Efron, who underwent a crazy transformation for The Iron Claw, was asked if he let the online chatter get into his head. “If I valued what other people thought of me to the extent that they may think I do,” he adds, “I definitely wouldn’t be able to do this work.”

About The Iron Claw

Based on the life of the legendary Erick family, The Iron Claw explores their dynamics, time in the ring, and their battle to stay on top of the game. Zac Efron plays Von Erich, and his performance has been appreciated by the masses. The movie will stream on Lionsgate Play in India and you can watch the film with your OTTplay Premium subscription. 

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