Sylvester Stallone’s Harrowing “Rocky IV” Injury
During the filming of “Rocky IV,” Sylvester Stallone endured brutal blows from Dolph Lundgren, leading to hospitalization. In a documentary on Stallone’s YouTube channel, he recalls Lundgren “pulverizing” him. Initially painless, he later felt chest discomfort, likening it to a car crash. With his blood pressure hitting 260, Stallone ended up in the ICU at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica for four days. Despite sharing the ICU with nuns, he returned to finish the film, chest hit included.
The “Rocky” Legacy Continues
“Rocky IV” continues the “Rocky” saga, starring Stallone as the tenacious Rocky Balboa, already a world boxing champion. After Drago (Lundgren) kills his friend Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), Rocky journeys to the Soviet Union for a showdown.